2 imported dengue fever cases reported in HK from 16th September to yesterday


23rd September 2022 – (Hong Kong)  The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today reported the latest number of dengue fever (DF) cases, and urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.

 From 16th September to yesterday, the CHP recorded two imported DF cases. The patients had been to Nepal and India respectively during the incubation period.

As of yesterday, 11 imported cases of DF had been recorded in 2022. In 2021, two imported cases of DF were recorded. 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.