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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

Japan: Syphilis [Update]

20 January 2022

Japan reported 7,873 cases of Syphilis infection in 2021. Among these cases, 2,436 were reported in Tokyo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 December 2021)


Argentina: Hantavirus

19 January 2022

A case of Hantavirus infection was confirmed in Chubut province in Southern Argentina. The patient was a 29-year-old man who worked in the Los Alerces National Park.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 January 2022)


Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

19 January 2022

As of 15 January, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 253 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 18 January 2022)


Uganda: Rift Valley Fever

19 January 2022

Uganda reported one death case of Rift Valley Fever in Kagadi district in western Uganda.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 January 2022)