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]

3 September 2021

As of 2 September 2021, Taiwan reported 7 imported cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 2 September 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Monkeypox

2 September 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 2,523 cases of Monkeypox including 66 deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo through 8 August this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 September 2021)

 

Paraguay: Dengue Fever [Update]

2 September 2021

To date, Paraguay has reported 12,836 suspected cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 September 2021)

 

Kenya: Dengue Fever [Update]

1 September 2021

As of 20 August, Mombasa County of Kenya reported 1,210 cases of Dengue fever.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 31 August 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

1 September 2021

As of 28 August, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,991 cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 31 August 2021)

 

Saudi Arabia: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [Update]

31 August 2021

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the country totals to 12 in 2021. The patient is a 69-year-old man from Riyadh and had contact with camels.

For more information on MERS, please visit the Centre for Health Protection’s thematic webpage: https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/26511.html

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 August 2021)