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

Japan: Syphilis [Update]

21 June 2021

As of 6 June,Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases has reported 2,658 Syphilis cases. Among these cases, 892 were reported in Tokyo and 270 in Osaka.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 June 2021)

 

Philippines: Dengue Fever [Update]

21 June 2021

As of 17 April, Philippines has reported 21,478 Dengue cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 June 2021)

 

Panama: Hantavirus

21 June 2021

So far this year, 11 cases of Hantavirus infection with one death have been registered in Panama, of which 6 cases have been classified as Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome and 5 cases as Hantavirus fever.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 June 2021)

 

Reunion: Dengue Fever [Update]

17 June 2021

To date, 20,800 cases of Dengue have been reported in Reunion Island, including 12 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 June 2021)

 

Cambodia: Chikungunya Fever [Update]

16 June 2021

Cambodia reported a surge in Chikungunya Fever cases over the past month. The National Dengue Surveillance System recorded 514 cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 June 2021)

 

Madagascar: Rift Valley Fever

16 June 2021

From 26 April to 20 May, Madagascar reported 109 suspected and confirmed cases of Rift Valley Fever including 2 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 June 2021)