3 travelers to Philippines, Cambodia return with dengue
The three new cases bring the total number so far this year to 11, imported into Hong Kong from six countries
Three more confirmed cases of dengue fever imported from abroad have been recorded by the Hong Kong Center for Health Protection, bringing the total number of cases this year to 11.
From February 23 to March 8, the health center confirmed that two patients, one who had been to Cambodia and the other to the Philippines during the disease’s incubation period, had contracted dengue fever, according to a government release.
A 41-year-old woman was in the Philippines from February 19 to 25 and was confirmed as suffering from dengue on February 27 after returning to Hong Kong.
A 31-year-old woman was in Cambodia from February 15 to 19. She was confirmed as having dengue fever on February 25 and admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on Hong Kong Island. She has since been discharged from the hospital.
A 70-year-old man went to Cambodia on February 12. He returned on February 26 and was confirmed as having the fever on the same day. He was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital.
All three patients are now in stable condition.
As of March 8, a total of 11 confirmed cases had been recorded, of which five had been imported from the Philippines and two from Cambodia. The other four cases were imported from India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
The health center urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.