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

Zimbabwe: Anthrax

16 December 2021

As of 7 November, Zimbabwe health officials reported 212 human Anthrax cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 December 2021)

 

Pakistan: Dengue fever [Update]

16 December 2021

According to WHO, Pakistan has reported a total of 48,906 cases of Dengue fever including 183 deaths through November 25 this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 December 2021)

 

Japan: Syphilis [Update]

15 December 2021

As of 5 December, Japan health officials reported 7,134 cases of Syphilis infection. Among these cases, 2,226 were reported in Tokyo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 December 2021)

 

United Arab Emirates: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

15 December 2021

According to WHO, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported one more Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case. The UAE has now reported 93 cases since 2013.

For more information on MERS, please visit the Centre for Health Protection’s thematic webpage: https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/26511.html

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 December 2021)