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]

23 March 2021

As of 20 March 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 1,644 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 23 March 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa fever [Update]

22 March 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 30 confirmed Lassa fever cases last week, bringing the country totals to 191 cases and 42 deaths in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 March 2021)

 

Paraguay: Dengue Fever [Update]

18 March 2021

Dengue cases continue to increase in Paraguay in 2021. More than 6,000 cases have been reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 March 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

17 March 2021

As of 13 March 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 1,517 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 17 March 2021)