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Monday, July 15, 2013

Hong Kong : Case of severe paediatric EV infection with meningitis complications under CHP investigation

Press release from Hong Kong's CHP :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (July 15) investigating a case of severe paediatric enterovirus (EV) infection with meningitis complications affecting a 3-month-old boy, and hence urged the public to be vigilant against the disease.

The patient, with good past health, has presented with fever and runny nose since June 27 and was admitted to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital on June 30. He recovered and was discharged on July

The clinical diagnosis was meningitis due to EV infection. He has been in stable condition all along.

His cerebrospinal fluid, throat and rectal swab specimens tested positive for EV upon laboratory testing.

The boy travelled to Zhongshan from June 21 to June 24. His elder brother, who developed fever recently, has recovered.

The CHP's investigation is proceeding."

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