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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

27 September 2021

As of 24 September, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,254 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 27 September 2021)

 

Bangladesh: Dengue fever [Update]

27 September 2021

Bangladesh reported 17,357 cases of Dengue Fever including 61 deaths this yea.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 September 2021)

 

Mexico: Typhoid Fever

27 September 2021

Tamaulipas state, on the west coast of Mexico and bordering Texas has reported 3,407 Typhoid Fever infections this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 September 2021)

 

Brazil: Leishmaniasis

27 September 2021

Brazil reported 12 cases of Leishmaniasis in Três Lagoas of Mato Grosso do Sul state.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 24 September 2021)

 

Tunisia: Rabies

24 September 2021

As of mid-September, Tunisia reported 5 human Rabies deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 September 2021)

 

Madagascar: Plague [Update]

24 September 2021

As of 16 September, Madagascar reported 38 suspected cases of pulmonary Plague infection including 16 confirmed and 6 death cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 September 2021)

 

Cote d' Ivoire: Yellow Fever

23 September 2021

According to the World Health Organization, at least 3 cases of Yellow Fever are confirmed in Cote d’ Ivoire.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 September 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Monkeypox [Update]

23 September 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 2,592 cases of Monkeypox including 69 deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 September 2021)

 

Bangladesh: Dengue fever [Update]

23 September 2021

Bangladesh reported 15,976 cases of Dengue Fever this year, with the vast majority in Dhaka.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 September 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Meningococcal Meningitis [Update]

23 September 2021

As of 18 September, Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a total of 608 suspected including 12 confirmed cases of Meningococcal Meningitis and 161 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 September 2021)