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

Cambodia: Chikungunya Fever

24 May 2021

Health officials in Ratanakiri province in northeast Cambodia reported an increase in Chikungunya Fever cases. About 100 cases have occurred in O’Chum district.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 May 2021)

 

Pakistan: Rabies

24 May 2021

Pakistan media reported an additional human Rabies death in Karachi. The victim is a six-year-old boy who was bitten by a dog three weeks ago.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 May 2021)

 

Brazil: Chikungunya Fever

24 May 2021

Health officials in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil reported 473 cases of Chikungunya Fever up to May 2021. In the same period last year 191 cases were recorded.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 May 2021)

 

Uganda: Anthrax

20 May 2021

Health Officials in Kween District in Eastern Uganda reported 15 people are undergoing treatment for anthrax and one person died from the disease.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 May 2021)

 

Kenya: Dengue Fever [Update]

20 May 2021

Kenya reported 553 cases of Dengue infection in Mombasa and Lamu counties for the past 4 months.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 May 2021)