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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

Mauritania: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever [Update]

21 March 2022

According to World Health Organization, Mauritania reported 6 confirmed cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever infection including two deaths as of 14 March.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 March 2022)

 

Afghanistan: Measles [Update]

21 March 2022

According to local media, Afghanistan reported 18,000 cases of Measles including 142 deaths since the beginning of 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 March 2022)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

21 March 2022

As of 13 March, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 630 cases of Lassa Fever infection including 112 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 March 2022)

 

Argentina: Botulism

21 March 2022

Two women have been hospitalized for Botulism, including one in serious condition in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 March 2022)

 

Australia: Japanese Encephalitis

21 March 2022

Eight confirmed cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been reported in South Australia, including one death.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 March 2022)

 

Kenya: Yellow Fever [Update]

16 March 2022

As of 12 March, Kenya reported 15 suspected cases of Yellow Fever infection including 4 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 March 2022)

 

Ethiopia: Chikungunya Fever

16 March 2022

According to the World Health Organization, a total of 311 suspected cases of Chikungunya Fever are reported in Dolo ado district of Liben zone, Somali region of Ethiopia.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 March 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

15 March 2022

As of 12 March, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 1,967 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 15 March 2022)