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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

Afghanistan: Measles

7 February 2022

Afghanistan reported at least 74 children died in a Measles outbreak in Kuf Ab and Kohistan districts.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 February 2022)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

7 February 2022

Nigeria reported 211 cases of Lassa Fever with 40 deaths in the first month of the year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 February 2022)

 

Timor-Leste: Dengue Fever

7 February 2022

As of 3 February, Timor-Leste reported 1,492 cases of Dengue Fever infection. Approximately two-thirds of the cases are reported from the capital city of Dili.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 February 2022)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Anthrax

4 February 2022

Nine cases of Anthrax infection have been confirmed in the Kalonge group in Kalehe territory in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 February 2021)

 

India: Chickenpox

4 February 2022

Five cases of Chickenpox infection including 2 deaths were reported in the Nalwar Station Thanda of Kalaburagi district, India.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 February 2021)

 

India: Leprosy

4 February 2022

In 2020, India reported a total of 65,147 cases of Leprosy infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 February 2021)

 

Afghanistan: Poliomyelitis

4 February 2022

In 2021, a total of 4 cases of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 infection were reported in Afghanistan. A significant improvement when compared to 56 cases in 2020.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 January 2022)

 

Pakistan: Poliomyelitis

4 February 2022

In 2021, only 1 case of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 infection was reported in Pakistan. A significant drop when compared to 84 cases in 2020.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 January 2022)