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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]

31 January 2022

As of 28 January, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 562 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 31 January 2022)

 

Timor-Leste: Dengue Fever

31 January 2022

As of 30 January, Timor-Leste reported 1,198 cases of Dengue Fever infection including 20 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 December 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa fever [Update]

31 January 2022

As of 23 January, Nigeria reported 170 cases of Lassa Fever.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 January 2022)

 

Nicaragua: Malaria

31 January 2022

Within the first 11 months in 2021, Nicaragua reported 21,030 cases of Malaria infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 29 January 2022)

 

Mexico: Chickenpox

31 January 2022

Mexico registered 15,787 cases of Chickenpox infection in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 January 2022)

 

Brazil: Mayaro Fever

31 January 2022

The Secretary of State for Public Health in Pará state, Brazil, reported 8 confirmed cases of Mayaro virus infection in 2021.

Mayaro virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Patient may suffer from fever, joint aches, muscle pains, headache, eye pain, rash, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 January 2022)

 

Ukraine: Poliomyelitis

31 January 2022

Ukraine health officials reported one case of Poliovirus type 2 infection in a 2 years old child from Transcarpathia on 24 January. Upon investigation, the case has not been vaccinated against Poliomyelitis.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 January 2022)

 

Benin: Cholera

27 January 2022

World Health Organization reported a Cholera outbreak in Benin with 1430 cases and 20 deaths from 1 September 2021 to 16 January 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 January 2022)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

27 January 2022

As of 22 January, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 435 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 26 January 2022)

 

Nigeria: Lassa fever [Update]

25 January 2022

As of 16 January, Nigeria reported 96 cases of Lassa Fever in 2022.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 January 2022)

 

Paraguay: Dengue Fever

25 January 2022

To date, 630 cases of Dengue infection have been reported in Paraguay.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 23 December 2022)