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

Dominican Republic: Tetanus

19 July 2021

Health officials in the Dominican Republic have reported 19 cases of Tetanus infection including 6 deaths so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 July 2021)

 

USA: West Nile Virus [Update]

19 July 2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services, USA, reported the first case of West Nile Virus infection in Dallas County for 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 July 2021)

 

Germany: Legionnaires’ diseas

19 July 2021

In Heilbronn District, in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 5 cases of Legionnaires’ disease including 2 deaths have been reported, so far.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 July 2021)

 

Brazil: Malaria

19 July 2021

In Itabela, Brazil, 53 cases of Malaria infection have been registered, so far.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 July 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

16 July 2021

As of 15 July, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,541 cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 16 July 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Plague [Update]

14 July 2021

Since the begin of this year, 117 suspected cases of bubonic and pneumonic Plague including 13 deaths have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 July 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Typhoid [Update]

14 July 2021

According to the World Health Organization, 716,494 suspected cases of Typhoid , infection including 198 deaths, were recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, so far this year. In 2020, a total of 715,920 suspected cases of Typhoid infection were reported, including 178 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 July 2021)