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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hong Kong : CHP investigating case of influenza with severe complication

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (January 18) repeated its call for vigilance against influenza as a report was received of a critical case of confirmed Influenza A affecting a two-year-old girl.

The girl presented with fever, cough and running nose yesterday (January 17) and was taken for medical treatment by a private doctor. She further developed convulsions today and was admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

She was suspected to have developed encephalitis. Her current condition is critical.

Her nasopharyngeal aspirate specimens tested positive for Influenza A. CHP's investigation continues."

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