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]

29 October 2021

As of 28 October, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,696 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 29 October 2021)

 

Pakistan: Malaria

29 October 2021

During the first 9 months of this year, 87,751 Malaria cases have been recorded in the Sindh Health Department of Pakistan.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 October 2021)

 

Pakistan: Dengue Fever

29 October 2021

During the first 9 months of this year, 3,270 Dengue Fever cases have been recorded in the Sindh Health Department of Pakistan.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 October 2021)

 

Pakistan: Leshimaniasis

29 October 2021

During the first 9 months of this year, 960 Leshimaniasis cases have been recorded in the Sindh Health Department of Pakistan.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 October 2021)

 

Pakistan: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

29 October 2021

During the first 9 months of this year, 6 Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever cases have been recorded in the Sindh Health Department of Pakistan.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 October 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Virus Disease [Update]

27 October 2021

As of 23 October, a total of 6 confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in Beni Health Zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with 3 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 October 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Meningococcal Meningitis [Update]

27 October 2021

As of 23 October, Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a total of 2,381 suspected and 14 confirmed cases of Meningococcal Meningitis, with 200 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 October 2021)

 

Ukraine: Vaccine-derived Poliovirus

27 October 2021

In September 2021, one case of confirmed vaccine-derived Poliovirus type 2 infection was reported in a 17 months old child in Rivne Oblast, Ukraine. Upon investigation, the children has not been vaccinated against Poliomyelitis.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 October 2021)