Hong Kong confirms 29 Dengue fever cases, all imported from Southeast Asia
As of June 7, 29 cases had been confirmed this year, all of which were imported cases, reported CHP.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health in Hong Kong reported on June 8 the latest number of cases of dengue fever (DF), and again urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.
From June 1 to 7, the CHP recorded six confirmed DF cases. The patients had been to Thailand (three cases), Cambodia (one case), the Maldives (one case) and the Philippines (one case) during the incubation period.
As of June 7, 29 cases had been confirmed this year, all of which were imported cases. The cases were mainly imported from Thailand (13), the Philippines (seven) and Cambodia (three).
DF remains endemic in some areas in Asia. The latest figures for 2018 reveal that 14,973 cases have been recorded in Thailand, 1,166 in Singapore (since December 31, 2017) and 49 in Japan. In the Americas, the latest figures indicate that 9,632 cases have been filed in Mexico in 2018.