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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hong Kong : CHP investigates influenza-like-illness outbreak

Press release from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has again reminded members of the public and management of institutions to maintain good environmental and personal hygiene to prevent influenza.

The appeal was made after CHP received a report of an influenza-like-illness (ILI) outbreak at a primary school in Discovery Bay, affecting 29 children.

The affected persons comprise 13 boys and 16 girls aged between five and eight. They developed symptoms of respiratory tract infection, including fever, cough and sore throat, since January 10.

None of them required hospitalisation. Respiratory specimens from two of the affected were positive for influenza B by rapid test by a private clinic.

All the affected are in stable condition."

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