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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]

11 April 2022

As of 8 April, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 3,864 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 11 April 2022)

 

Malaysia: Rabies

11 April 2022

One case of Rabies death was reported in Petaling, Selangor state, Malaysia. The cause of infection is still under investigation.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 April 2022)

 

Philippine: Measles

11 April 2022

During the first quarter of this year, 45 cases of Measles have been recorded in Philippine.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 April 2022)

 

Timor-Leste: Dengue Fever [Update]

11 April 2022

As of 9 April, Timor-Leste has recorded 4,090 cases of Dengue Fever infection including 50 deaths. Among all these cases, 2,726 cases were reported in the capital Dili.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 April 2022)

 

Indonesia: Dengue Fever

11 April 2022

During the first quarter of this year, 22,331 cases of Dengue Fever including 229 deaths were reported in Indonesia.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 April 2022)

 

Republic of Congo: Yellow Fever

7 April 2022

Since 2021 to March 2022, five confirmed cases of Yellow Fever have been reported in the Republic of Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 April 2022)

 

Ethiopia: Meningitis

7 April 2022

Since the week ending December 12, 2021, Ethiopia reported a total of 1,398 suspected Meningitis cases with 13 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 April 2022)

 

Iran: Measles

7 April 2022

Iran reported 164 cases of Measles due to influx of Afghan refugees.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 April 2022)

 

Argentina: Trichinosis

7 April 2022

Argentina reported 13 cases trichinosis in Córdoba.

[Editor's note: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with the larvae of a species of worm called Trichinella. The disease in humans is severe and frequently has a lethal outcome. The symptoms of the disease include fever, eye swelling, muscle pain and often skin rash, headaches, and diarrhoea. In severe case, patients may experience difficulty coordinating movements, and have heart and breathing problems.]

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 April 2022)