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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

Honduras: Dengue Fever

13 May 2022

A total of 1,700 cases of Dengue Fever are registered in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 12 May 2022)

 

Argentina: Dengue fever

13 May 2022

To date, 407 cases of Dengue Fever infection have been reported in Salta province of Argentina.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 May 2022)

 

Australia: Japanese Encephalitis [Update]

11 May 2022

As of 4 May, 38 cases and 4 deaths of Japanese Encephalitis have been reported in Australia.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 May 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

11 May 2022

As of 7 May, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 7,521 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore's National Environment Agency 10 May 2022)

 

Venezuela: Leishmaniasis

10 May 2022

At least 66 cutaneous Leishmaniasis cases have been reported in Bruzual in northeastern Venezuela.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 May 2022)

 

Malaysia: Dengue Fever [Update]

10 May 2022

The Malaysia Ministry of Health reported that the cumulative number of Dengue Fever cases reported to date is 12,942 cases compared to 9,270 cases for the same period in 2021, an increase of 39.6%.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 May 2022)

 

Brazil: Rabies

10 May 2022

Three human Rabies deaths were recorded in April in Minas Gerais of Brazil.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 May 2022)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Virus Disease [Update]

10 May 2022

The Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a third confirmed case of Ebola infection in Mbandaka on May 4, 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 May 2022)

 

Guinea: Lassa Fever [Update]

10 May 2022

The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Guinea reported a second confirmed case of Lassa Fever on April 29.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 May 2022)