Travel Health Service Year 2021

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Current Travel Health News

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]

19 April 2021

As of 16 April 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 2,067 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 19 April 2021)

 

Pakistan: Rabies

19 April 2021

A man from the city of Thatta in Sindh province, Pakistan died from Rabies after a dog bite. Despite he had sought treatment in local civil hospital, no post-exposure prophylaxis was given due to lack of rabies vaccine.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 April 2021)

 

Reunion: Dengue Fever [Update]

16 April 2021

Since the beginning of the year, 4,572 confirmed cases of Dengue have been reported in Reunion Island.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 April 2021)

 

Brazil: Yellow Fever [Update]

15 April 2021

Epidemiological Surveillance of Santa Catarina of Brazil reported four human cases of yellow fever with one death this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 April 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

15 April 2021

As of 10 April 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 1,977 Dengue cases.

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

 

Algeria: Brucellosis

13 April 2021

Thirty-one people were infected with Brucellosis in Algeria after consuming goat’s milk.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 April 2021)