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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hong Kong : Imported case of cholera under investigation

Article via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (December 5) investigating an imported case of cholera and reminded people to observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene, whether in Hong Kong or travelling abroad.

The case involved a 36-year-old woman who developed diarrhoea and vomiting since November 26. She sought medical attention in India and in Hong Kong. She was admitted to the isolation ward of Princess Margaret Hospital today and is now in stable condition.

Her stool specimen grew Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa.

The CHP's investigation revealed that the patient had travelled to India between November 14 and 28. Her home contacts have no symptoms of cholera.

This is the second case of cholera reported this year. There were nine cholera cases in 2010, none in 2009 and seven in 2008.

A CHP spokesman said, "Whether in Hong Kong or travelling abroad, people should pay attention to hygiene and take measures to prevent cholera and food-borne infection."

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