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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]

23 May 2022

As of 20 May, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 9,895 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore's National Environment Agency 23 May 2022)

 

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

23 May 2022

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of the Congo reported the 4th confirmed case of Ebola infection in Wangata on 19 May, 2022. The patient is a 12-year-old boy and he passed away on 20 May.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 May 2022)

 

Vietnam: Dengue Fever [Update]

23 May 2022

As of 19 May, 8,248 cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. An increase of 33.3% over the same period last year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 May 2022)

 

Germany: Monkeypox

23 May 2022

A case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in Munich, Germany. The patient came from Brazil and was isolated in the Munich Clinic Schwabing. This is the first case of Monkeypox in Germany.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 May 2022)

 

Israel: Monkeypox

23 May 2022

The Israel Ministry of Health confirmed one case of Monkeypox infection in the country.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 May 2022)

 

France: Monkeypox

23 May 2022

France's Ministry of Solidarity and Health reported the first confirmed Monkeypox case in the country. The patient is a 29-year-old man in Île-de-France with no travel history.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 May 2022)

 

UK: Monkeypox [Update]

23 May 2022

The UK Health Security Agency has detected 11 additional cases of Monkeypox, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20 since 6 May.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 May 2022)

 

Spain: Monkeypox

23 May 2022

On 19 May, the Ministry of Health reported 7 confirmed and 24 suspected cases of Monkeypox infection in Madrid, Spain.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 May 2022)

 

Fiji: Leptospirosis

23 May 2022

The Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services has recorded 2,068 cases of confirmed Leptospirosis infection, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 May 2022)

 

Australia: Japanese Encephalitis [Update]

20 May 2022

The Australia Department of Health reported 42 cases of Japanese Encephalitis infection including 4 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 May 2022)

 

Canada: Monkeypox

20 May 2022

The Ministry of Health and Social Services reported 17 suspected cases of Monkeypox in Greater Montreal, Canada.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 May 2022)

 

Sweden: Monkeypox

20 May 2022

The Swedish Public Health Agency reported 1 case of Monkeypox infection on 19 May.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 May 2022)

 

USA: Monkeypox

20 May 2022

Health officials in Massachusetts, USA, confirmed 1 case of Monkeypox infection in an adult male with recent travel history to Canada.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 May 2022)

 

Portugal: Monkeypox

19 May 2022

In May, more than 20 suspected cases of Monkeypox infection were reported in in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, Portugal.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 May 2022)

 

United Kingdom: Monkeypox [Update]

19 May 2022

The UK Health Security Agency has detected 2 additional cases of Monkeypox, one in London and one in the South East of England, bringing the total number of cases to 9 since 6 May.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 May 2022)

 

Malaysia: Dengue Fever [Update]

19 May 2022

As of 14 May, 14,725 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in Malaysia.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 May 2022)

 

Mozambique: Poliovirus

19 May 2022

One case of wild Poliovirus type 1 infection was reported in the north-eastern Tete province, Mozambique. This is the first case in this country since 1992.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 May 2022)

 

Malaysia: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

19 May 2022

As of 14 May, the Malaysia Ministry of Health reported a total of 31,661 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. This is an increase of 15 times compared with the same period last year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 May 2022)

 

Panama: Leishmaniasis

19 May 2022

The Panama Minister of Health reported that more than 240 cases of Leishmaniasis infection have been recorded, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 May 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

17 May 2022

As of 13 May, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 8,570 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore's National Environment Agency 17 May 2022)

 

United Kingdom: Monkeypox

17 May 2022

During 6 - 15 May, 7 confirmed cases of Monkeypox infection were reported in the UK. Upon investigation, the latest 4 cases appear to have been infected in London and self-identify as bisexual or men who have sex with men.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 May 2022)

 

Pakistan: Poliomyelitis [Update]

17 May 2022

The third case of Poliovirus infection was confirmed in a 12 month old child from North Waziristan on 14 May by the Pakistan National polio laboratory in Islamabad.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 15 May 2022)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Measles [Update]

17 May 2022

During the period between February and May this year, a total of 875 cases of Measles including 5 deaths were recorded in Kasaï-Oriental province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 May 2022)

 

Qatar: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

17 May 2022

During the period of late March to early April, Qatar has reported 2 confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome infection including 1 death, both cases had frequent contact history with dromedary camels and consumed raw camel milk.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 May 2022)