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  • Hong Kong: 2020 Dengue

    Source: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0012400548.htm

    Update on dengue fever
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    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (January 24) reported the latest number of dengue fever (DF) cases, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.

    From January 17 to 23, the CHP confirmed four imported DF cases. The patients had respectively been to the Philippines (two cases), Cambodia (one case) and Thailand (one case) during the incubation period.

    As of yesterday (January 23), a total of 11 cases of DF had been recorded in 2020, all of which were imported cases from countries including the Philippines (six), Thailand (two), Vietnam (two) and Cambodia (one).

    According to the Health Commission of Guangdong Province, a total of 6 066 cases had been recorded in Guangdong in 2019, which nearly doubled that in 2018 (3 315 cases). In Taiwan, as of yesterday, 19 imported cases (none local) have been recorded in 2020.

    Detailed information on the latest DF situation in Hong Kong as well as neighbouring and overseas countries and areas has been uploaded to the CHP's website (http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/df_i...igures_eng.pdf). Members of the public should stay vigilant and carry out effective mosquito prevention and control measures.

    ​"Apart from general measures, travellers returning from areas affected by DF should apply insect repellent for 14 days upon arrival in Hong Kong. If feeling unwell, seek medical advice promptly and provide travel details to the doctor," a spokesman for the CHP said...

    ...Ends/Friday, January 24, 2020
    Issued at HKT 17:16

  • #2
    Source: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0020700421.htm

    Update on dengue fever
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    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 7) reported the latest number of dengue fever (DF) cases, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.

    From January 24 to February 6, the CHP confirmed two imported DF cases. Both patients had been to Malaysia during the incubation period.

    As of yesterday (February 6), a total of 13 cases of DF had been recorded in 2020, all of which were imported cases from countries comprising the Philippines (six), Malaysia (two), Thailand (two), Vietnam (two) and Cambodia (one).

    According to the Health Commission of Guangdong Province, a total of 6 066 cases had been recorded in Guangdong in 2019, which nearly doubled that in 2018 (3 315 cases). In Taiwan, as of yesterday, 25 imported cases (none local) have been recorded in 2020.

    Detailed information on the latest DF situation in Hong Kong as well as neighbouring and overseas countries and areas has been uploaded to the CHP's website (www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/df_imported_cases_and_overseas_figures_eng.pdf). Members of the public should stay vigilant and carry out effective mosquito prevention and control measures.

    ​"Apart from general measures, travellers returning from areas affected by DF should apply insect repellent for 14 days upon arrival in Hong Kong. If feeling unwell, seek medical advice promptly and provide travel details to the doctor," a spokesman for the CHP said...


    ...Ends/Friday, February 7, 2020
    Issued at HKT 15:54

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0022100311.htm

      Update on dengue fever
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      The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 21) reported the latest number of dengue fever (DF) cases, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.

      From February 7 to 20, the CHP confirmed one imported DF case. The patient had been to Indonesia during the incubation period.

      As of yesterday (February 20), a total of 14 cases of DF had been recorded in 2020, all of which were imported cases from countries comprising the Philippines (six), Malaysia (two), Thailand (two), Vietnam (two), Cambodia (one) and Indonesia (one).

      According to the Health Commission of Guangdong Province, a total of 6 042 cases had been recorded in Guangdong in 2019, which nearly doubled that in 2018 (3 315 cases). As of January 31, 11 cases had been recorded in Guangdong in 2020. In Taiwan, as of yesterday, 33 imported cases (none local) had been recorded in 2020.

      Detailed information on the latest DF situation in Hong Kong as well as neighbouring and overseas countries and areas has been uploaded to the CHP's website (www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/df_imported_cases_and_overseas_figures_eng.pdf). Members of the public should stay vigilant and carry out effective mosquito prevention and control measures...

      ...Ends/Friday, February 21, 2020
      Issued at HKT 12:53

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