Via Hong Kong's CHP, excerpt :
" The Department of Health (DH) is today (June 16) closely monitoring three additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
According to the WHO, the first patient is a 45-year-old man with underlying illnesses, who became ill since the end of May and is in critical condition. The second patient is a 68-year-old woman with underlying illnesses, who became ill on June 6 and is in critical condition. The third patient is a 46-year-old man who became ill on May 29. He was admitted to a hospital on June 8 and has died.
This brings the latest global number of confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome to 61, including 34 deaths.
"The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the DH will seek more information on the cases from the WHO and the relevant health authority. The CHP will stay vigilant and continue to work closely with the WHO and overseas health authorities to monitor the latest developments of this disease," a DH spokesman said.
Locally, the CHP will continue its surveillance mechanism with public and private hospitals, practising doctors and the airport for any suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
"No human infection with this virus has been identified so far in Hong Kong," the spokesman stressed.
"We would like to reassure the public that the Government will be as transparent as possible in the dissemination of information on cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Whenever there is a suspected case, particularly involving patients with travel history to the Middle East, the CHP will release information to the public as soon as possible," the spokesman remarked."