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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

14 January 2021

As of 14 January 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 195 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 14 January 2021)

 

Taiwan: Dengue Fever [Update]

14 January 2021

So far this year, Taiwan reported the first case of Dengue infection on 6 January. The patient was infected in Cambodia.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 14 January 2021)

 

Thailand: Dengue Fever

14 January 2021

The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology reported 71,292 Dengue infection, including 51 deaths, in 2020. The provinces with the highest incidence include Mae Hong Son, Rayong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum and Chainat.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 January 2021)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever

13 January 2021

In 2020, Brazil recorded more than 1.4 million Dengue infection, including nearly 1000 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 January 2021)