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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

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

7 March 2022

For the first two months of 2022, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 540 cases of Lassa Fever infection including 98 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 March 2022)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

7 March 2022

The city of São José do Rio Preto in São Paulo state, Brazil has recorded more than 1,093 cases of Dengue Fever in the first two months of 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 March 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

4 March 2022

As of 3 March, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 1,508 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 4 March 2022)

 

Nigeria: Measles [Update]

4 March 2022

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 254 confirmed and 908 suspected cases of Measles infection in January 2022.

Nigeria reported 10,096 confirmed cases, including 109 fatalities last year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 March 2022)

 

Nigeria: Monkeypox [Update]

4 March 2022

As of 28 February, Nigeria health officials reported 4 confirmed cases of Monkeypox infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 March 2022)

 

Togo: Lassa Fever

4 March 2022

On 28 February, one lethal case of confirmed Lassa Fever infection was reported in the Oti-Sud district, Togo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 March 2022)

 

Philippine: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

4 March 2022

As of 25 February, in Capiz, Philippine reports 60 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 March 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

1 March 2022

As of 28 February, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 1,348 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 1 March 2022)

 

India: Dengue Fever

1 March 2022

India reported 33 cases of Dengue Fever infection in Delhi so far this year.


(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 February 2022)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

1 March 2022

As of 20 February, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 450 cases of Lassa Fever infection including 86 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 February 2022)