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]

30 December 2021

As of 25 December, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 5,183 cases of Dengue infection.

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

 

Colombia: Leptospirosis

30 December 2021

Colombia reported 2,269 cases of Leptospirosis with 14 deaths to date this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 December 2021)

 

India: Dengue Fever [Update]

28 December 2021

India reported 131 Dengue Fever cases in Delhi in the past week, bringing the total cases in the capital to 9,545.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 December 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

28 December 2021

Nigeria reported 10 additional cases of Lassa Fever last week. As of 19 December, Nigeria reported 454 cases of Lassa Fever with 92 deaths this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 December 2021)

 

South Sudan: Hepatitis E

28 December 2021

The World Health Organization reported that the cases of Hepatitis E in South Sudan has risen significantly in 2021, increasing from 564 reported during the triennium 2018-2020, to 1143 suspected cases with five deaths in 2021 through November 29.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 December 2021)