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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hong Kong : CHP investigates imported cholera case

Via the HK Govt press release :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (May 24) investigating an imported case of cholera and reminds people to observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene.

The case involved a 46-year-old woman who developed loose stool and watery diarrhoea from May 16. She sought medical consultation on May 18 and was given symptomatic treatment.

She is now receiving isolation treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital and is in stable condition.

Laboratory tests today showed that her stool specimen yielded Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Inaba. Her home contacts have no cholera symptoms.

The CHP's investigation revealed that the patient had travelled alone to Singapore between May 10 and 17. "

This news can be found via English People's Daily Online too.

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