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

Taiwan: Dengue Fever [Update]

29 September 2021

As of 28 September 2021, Taiwan reported 9 imported cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 28 September 2021)

 

Bulgaria: Anthrax

28 September 2021

Health officials reported a case of Anthrax in Shumen Province in northeastern Bulgaria. The patient handled skins of a dead animal.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 September 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Meningococcal Meningitis [Update]

28 September 2021

As of 21 September, Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a total of 777 suspected including 12 confirmed cases of Meningococcal Meningitis with 167 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 September 2021)