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]

28 June 2021

As of 25 Jun, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,255 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 28 June 2021)

 

Angola: Malaria

28 June 2021

During the first 5 months of this year, Angola has reported about 2 million cases of Malaria infection with at least 5,573 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 June 2021)

 

Brazil: Diphtheria

28 June 2021

Brazil reports the first confirmed case of Diphtheria infection in this year. The case is a 26-year-old male living in the state of Mato Grosso, he only received one dose of diphtheria vaccination in history.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 May 2021)

 

Paraguay: Dengue Fever [Update]

28 June 2021

To date, Paraguay has reported 11,255 cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 May 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

28 June 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 6 additional confirmed Lassa Fever cases during the week ending in 20 June, bringing the total to 302 cases including 62 deaths, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 June 2021)

 

Finland: Salmonella

28 June 2021

Officials in Finland reported that at least 100 children have contracted Salmonella infection. Most of the cases are from Jyväskylä area.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 June 2021)

 

Reunion: Dengue Fever [Update]

28 June 2021

To date, 24,836 cases of Dengue have been reported in Reunion Island, including 14 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 June 2021)

 

USA: Syphilis

25 June 2021

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, USA reported 361 cases of Syphilis in 2020, a 49% increase over 2019.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 June 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

23 June 2021

As of 22 Jun, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,198 Dengue cases.

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

 

Nigeria: Cholera [Update]

23 June 2021

So far this year, 10,833 suspected Cholera cases with 289 deaths have been reported in Nigeria.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 June 2021)