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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 [Update]

14 March 2022

Afghanistan reported 15,900 cases of Measles with 124 deaths since the beginning of 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 March 2022)

 

Timor-Leste: Dengue Fever [Update]

14 March 2022

As of 12 March, Timor-Leste reported 3,050 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 12 March 2022)

 

Liberia: Lassa Fever

14 March 2022

According to the World Health Organization, since the beginning of this year 2022 up to 28 February 2022, a total of 33 suspected cases of Lassa Fever including 17 confirmed and 5 deaths (CFR 15.2%) have been reported in Liberia.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 March 2022)

 

Central African Republic: Monkeypox [Update]

14 March 2022

The World Health Organization reported four cases of Monkeypox, including 2 deaths during the last week of February in the Central African Republic.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 March 2022)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Typhoid [Update]

14 March 2022

The Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 142,383 suspected cases of Typhoid infection including 45 deaths in January 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 March 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

10 March 2022

As of 5 March, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 1,594 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 9 March 2022)

 

Kenya: Yellow Fever

8 March 2022

Kenya reported 3 persons died of Yellow Fever infection in Isiolo County.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 March 2022)

 

Israel: Poliomyelitis

8 March 2022

Israel Ministry of Health reported the first case of Poliomyelitis in Jerusalem since 1989.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 March 2022)