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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hong Kong : Public urged to be vigilant against upper respiratory tract infection

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (December 28) called on the public to maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene to prevent upper respiratory tract infection (URI).

The appeal followed the CHP's investigation into a URI outbreak at a residential care home for the elderly in Southern District involving 16 residents aged from 68 to 98 and four staff members.

The investigation revealed that the affected persons, comprising four males and 16 females, developed URI symptoms including fever, cough and runny nose since December 19. One of them required hospitalisation. All the affected are in a stable condition.

Staff of the CHP conducted site visit and provided health advice to the institution. It was put under medical surveillance."

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