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: Ebola Virus Disease [Update]

24 February 2021

Seven cases of Ebola virus disease were confirmed in the province of North Kivu, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 February 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

24 February 2021

As of 20 February 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 1,086 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 22 February 2021)

 

Guinea: Ebola Virus Disease [Update]

24 February 2021

Health authorities in Guinea reported a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in the Kankan region.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 February 2021)

 

Paraguay: Dengue Fever [Update]

24 February 2021

Paraguay recorded 2,935 cases of Dengue infection so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 February 2021)

 

Russia: Avian Influenza, Human

24 February 2021

Russia officials reported 7 human cases of avian influenza A (H5N8) bird flu virus.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 February 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Plague [Update]

24 February 2021

Health officials in Ituri Province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 520 plague cases including 31 deaths during the past three months.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 February 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cholera

24 February 2021

In the past week, more than 80 cases of cholera including 3 deaths have been recorded in the city of Sange in the territory of Uvira in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 February 2021)

 

Dominican Republic: Diphtheria

24 February 2021

Dominican Republic has recorded 3 cases of diphtheria this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 February 2021)