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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]

28 March 2022

As of 25 March, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 2,728 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 28 March 2022)

 

Mainland China: Typhoid Fever

28 March 2022

In early February, 4 clinically diagnosed cases of Typhoid infection, 3 in Beijing and 1 in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was discovered in Mainland China.

Epidemiological investigation found that this outbreak involved 23 cases in an apartment in Changping District, Beijing and was caused by water pollution.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 March 2022)

 

Republic of Congo: Measles

28 March 2022

As of 20 March, a total of 4,610 cases of Measles infection with 123 deaths have been reported in the Republic of Congo. About 59% of cases are children below 5 years of age and 50% of cases are not vaccinated.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 March 2022)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

24 March 2022

The Brazil Ministry of Health reported 128,379 cases of Dengue Fever including 30 deaths in the first two months of 2022, a 35.4% increase in cases compared to the same period of 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 March 2022)

 

Australia: Japanese Encephalitis [Update]

24 March 2022

The Department of Health of Australia reported 32 human cases of Japanese Encephalitis.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 March 2022)

 

Afghanistan: Measles [Update]

23 March 2022

The World Health Organization reported 2,548 new cases of Measles including 18 new deaths in Afghanistan during the week ending Mar 5. A total of 46,237 clinical Measles cases have been reported since the beginning of the year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 March 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

23 March 2022

As of 19 March, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 2,389 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 22 March 2022)