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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]

29 April 2022

As of 28 April, Singapore's National Environment Agency reported 6,621 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 29 April 2022)

 

Mexico: Rabies

29 April 2022

A 41-year-old man from El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico died from Rabies on 18 April. The patient suffered a bat bite on his right hand about 10 weeks ago in the municipality of Chapala. He did not consult with a doctor until 9 April when he began to suffer from pain in the arm where he was bitten.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 April 2022)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Virus Disease

27 April 2022

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed a 2nd lethal case of Ebola infection in Mbandaka on 25 April.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 April 2022)

 

Iraq: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

27 April 2022

The Public Health Department in Dhi Qar, southern Iraq, announced Sunday the registration of 3 new cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, increased the total number of cases to 14 with 3 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 April 2022)

 

Reunion: Leptospirosis

27 April 2022

Since the beginning of this year, 99 cases of Leptospirosis have been reported in Reunion, including 43 cases in March and 35 cases in April.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 April 2022)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

27 April 2022

The Federal District, Brazil recorded 26,813 probable cases of Dengue Fever with 1 death during the period between 2 January and 9 April, an increase of 520% in the number of infection compared to the same period last year. The incidence of the disease in this capital area is 840.45 infections per 100 thousand inhabitants.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 April 2022)