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

Philippines: Rabies

1 April 2021

During the first three months of 2021, the Iloilo Provincial Health Office, Philippine has already recorded 5 cases of lethal Rabies infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 29 March 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

30 March 2021

As of 26 March 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 1,743 Dengue cases.

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

 

Taiwan: Dengue Fever [Update]

30 March 2021

As of 15 March 2021, Taiwan reported 4 imported cases of Dengue infection, two from Philippine, one from Cambodia, another one from Vietnam.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 29 March 2021)

 

Peru: Dengue Fever [Update]

30 March 2021

In Peru, 12,125 cases of Dengue infection and 7 deaths have been reported so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 March 2021)

 

Peru: Zika

30 March 2021

In Peru, 33 cases of Zika infection has been reported so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 March 2021)

 

Peru: Chikungunya Fever

30 March 2021

In Peru, 177 cases of Chikungunya Fever infection has been reported so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 March 2021)

 

Taiwan: Chikungunya Fever

30 March 2021

Taiwan Centers for Disease Control recorded the first imported case of Chikungunya Fever. Since chikungunya was first designated as notifiable communicable disease in 2007, Taiwan has recorded a total of 232 confirmed cases, including 21 locally acquired cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 March 2021)