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

Spain: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

3 May 2021

Spain has confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the province of Salamanca.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 May 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

30 April 2021

As of 29 April, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 2,270 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 30 April 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

28 April 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 6 additional confirmed Lassa Fever cases last week, bringing the total to 247 cases including 50 deaths, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 April 2021)

 

Cook Islands: Dengue Fever

28 April 2021

The Cook Islands Ministry of Health reports that the number of Dengue infection has risen to 162 since the outbreak was declared on 2 February. No death have been reported so far.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 April 2021)