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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]

6 December 2021

As of 3 December, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,979 cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 6 December 2021)

 

Costa Rica: Malaria

6 December 2021

Local health services in Costa Rica reported 138 cases of Malaria infection during 1 - 27 November 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 December 2021)

 

Malaysia: Japanese Encephalitis

6 December 2021

Health officials in Kedah state in northwest Malaysia have reported 2 fatal cases of Japanese Encephalitis infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 December 2021)

 

Ghana: Yellow Fever [Update]

6 December 2021

The World Health Organization reported 202 suspected cases of Yellow Fever infection including 70 confirmed cases and 35 deaths in Savannah, Upper West, Bono and Oti regions of Ghana during 15 October to 27 November 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 December 2021)

 

Chad: Hepatitis E

1 December 2021

As of 20 November, 377 suspected cases of Hepatitis E infection including 2 deaths were reported in Lai health district of Tandjile region, Chad.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 November 2021)

 

Senegal: Rift Valley Fever

1 December 2021

As of 18 November, 3 cases of Rift Velley Fever were reported in the health districts of Gossas and Diofior of the Fatick region, Senegal.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 November 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

29 November 2021

As of 26 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,927 cases of Dengue infection.

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

 

Brazil: Rabies

30 November 2021

A two year old child died after contracting Rabies from a fox attack in the municipality of Chapadinha, Maranhao state of Brazil.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 November 2021)

 

Philippines: Dengue Fever [Update]

29 November 2021

As of 23 November, 61,170 cases of Dengue infection including 216 deaths were reported in Philippine.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 November 2021)