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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Monkeypox [Update]

18 November 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 2,764 cases of Monkeypox including 72 deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 November 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

16 November 2021

As of 13 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,823 cases of Dengue infection.

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

 

India: Dengue Fever [Update]

16 November 2021

India reported 2,570 Dengue Fever cases in Delhi in the past week, bringing the total cases in the capital to 5,277.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 November 2021)

 

Nigeria: Cholera [Update]

16 November 2021

As of 7 November, Nigeria reported 100,057 cases of Cholera infection include 3,449 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 November 2021)