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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

31 May 2021

As of 28 May, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 2,732 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 31 May 2021)

 

Reunion: Dengue Fever [Update]

31 May 2021

Since the beginning of the year, 16,198 cases of Dengue have been reported in Reunion Island, including 11 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 May 2021)

 

Argentina: Rabies

31 May 2021

The Ministry of Health of Argentina reported a confirmed fatal case of Rabies infection. The case involved a woman living in south center of the Province of Buenos Aires, who had consulted health service for treatment on 18 April.

Argentina has not reported a case of human rabies since 2008, however it registered cases in bats every year in several provinces including Buenos Aires.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 May 2021)

 

Brazil: Chikungunya Fever [Update]

31 May 2021

As of 8 May, Brazil reported 25,807 cases of Chikungunya Fever .

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 May 2021)

 

Nigeria: Measles

27 May 2021

Health officials in the Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria reported 5,902 cases of measles in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 May 2021)

 

Pakistan: Rabies [Update]

27 May 2021

Pakistan reported another human rabies death in Karachi, second time in the week.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 May 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

26 May 2021

As of 22 May Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 2,627 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 25 May 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Plague [Update]

26 May 2021

Health officials in Ituri Province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 15 bubonic plague cases including 11 deaths from April 23 to May 8.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 24 May 2021)

 

Malaysia: Rabies [Update]

25 May 2021

The Malaysia Ministry of Health reported an human rabies death in Sarawak. Three rabies cases has been found in Sarawak so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 24 May 2021)