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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

Taiwan: Hepatitis A

18 February 2022

As of 15 February, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 28 cases of Hepatitis A infection, compared with 11 cases during the same period last year. 18 cases were reported in Thai migrant workers in several cities.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 February 2022)

 

South Africa: Typhoid fever

17 February 2022

South Africa reported multiple outbreaks of typhoid fever in the Western Cape and North West. There are currently 64 cases in the Western Cape and 18 cases in the North West.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 February 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

17 February 2022

As of 12 February, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 929 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 16 February 2022)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

15 February 2022

Nigeria reported 294 cases of Lassa Fever with 48 deaths in the first five weeks of the year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 February 2022)

 

Panama: Hantavirus

15 February 2022

Panama reported the first Hantavirus case of 2022 in the province of Herrera.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 February 2022)

 

Sudan: Measles

15 February 2022

The Ministry of Health reported 378 cases of Measles in Red Sea State in northeast Sudan.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 February 2022)

 

Afghanistan: Measles [Update]

15 February 2022

World Health Organization reported 35,319 suspected cases of Measles in Afghanistan from 1 January 2021 to 29 January 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 12 February 2022)