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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

South Sudan: Anthrax

5 May 2022

Warrap state in north central South Sudan reported twenty cases of Anthrax infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 May 2022)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

5 May 2022

As of 23 April, Brazil reported 542,000 cases of Dengue fever infection, an 113% increase in cases compared to the same period of last year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 May 2022)

 

Malaysia: Rabies [Update]

4 May 2022

The Selangor State Health Department of Malaysia reported a second human Rabies case in the state.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 May 2022)

 

Philippines: Dengue Fever [Update]

4 May 2022

As of 23 April, 1,444 cases of Dengue infection and 14 deaths were reported in Zamboanga City of the Philippines.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 May 2022)

 

Bolivia: Hantavirus

3 May 2022

Bolivia reported 3 confirmed cases of Hantavirus in recent days in La Paz Department.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 May 2022)