Travel Health Service Year 2021

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Take precautions against dengue fever when travelling abroad

Dengue fever is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. This includes various popular tourist destinations for Hong Kong people including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Travellers planning to travel in these areas should take precautions against the disease. Travellers returning from areas where dengue fever is prevalent should seek medical advice as soon as possible if they feel unwell and provide travel details to their doctors.

For more information on dengue fever, including the latest situation in neighbouring and overseas countries and areas, please visit the Centre for Health Protection’s thematic webpage at https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/38847.html

Bangladesh: Dengue fever [Update]

13 August 2021

Bangladesh reported 5,192 cases of dengue fever this year. 95% have been reported in the capital city of Dhaka.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 August 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

13 August 2021

As of 7 August, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,798 cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 11 August 2021)

 

Niger: Cholera

11 August 2021

The World Health Organization reported a new outbreak of Cholera in Niger. Since June 7, 201 confirmed cases have been reported, including 12 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 August 2021)

 

Nigeria: Cholera [Update]

11 August 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported a total of 31,425 suspected Cholera cases with 816 deaths in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 August 2021)

 

Mainland China: Anthrax

10 August 2021

The Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported a human inhalation anthrax case in a patient from Chengde in Hebei Province. The patient had a history of contact with cattle and sheep, and associated products from those animals.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 August 2021)