Travel Health Service Year 2021

Travel Health News

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]

2 July 2021

As of 1 July, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,345 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 2 July 2021)

 

China: Certified Malaria Free

2 July 2021

China has been awarded a Malaria free certification from World Health Organization on 30 June 2021.

(Source: World Health Organization 30 June 2021)

 

Chad: Visceral Leishmaniasis

30 June 2021

According to the World Health Organization, during 1 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2021, 122 cases of Visceral Leishmaniasis with six deaths have been reported in the provinces of N’Djamena, Borkou and Tibesti, Chad.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 29 June 2021)

 

Philippines: Rabies [Update]

30 June 2021

During the first five months of 2021, 13 cases of Rabies infection were reported in Philippine.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 June 2021)

 

Mexico: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

30 June 2021

So far this year, 23 cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever including 8 deaths were reported in Baja California, Mexico.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 June 2021)