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Monday, February 24, 2014

Hong Kong : Driver's flu death casts doubt on bus air quality

Via The Standard :

" Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing- man said he has been assured by Kowloon Motor Bus there is sufficient ventilation in buses to minimize the risk of flu among drivers.

This came after a KMB bus driver died of pneumonia after being infected with human swine flu H1N1 on February 13.

The victim, named Yeung, 56, drove on Route 85B between Chun Shek in Sha Tin and Kowloon City ferry pier.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit of Prince of Wales Hospital suffering from flu one day after taking sick leave on January 20 and died 23 days later.

A KMB spokesman said sterilization of the bus that Yeung drove has been arranged. There were no other cases of flu, he said."

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