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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hong Kong : CHP investigates Legionnaires' Disease case

Article via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of Legionnaires' Disease involving a 67-year-old woman living in Tin Shui Wai.

The patient, with underlying illness, presented with fever, cough and breathlessness since July 29. She attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Tuen Mun Hospital on July 31 and was admitted the same day. Her condition was stable.

A urine test revealed that the patient was infected with Legionella bacteria.

She has no recent travel history. Her home contacts are asymptomatic. Investigation is in progress.

This is the ninth case of Legionnaires' Disease reported to the CHP this year. Twenty cases were filed in 2010, 37 in 2009, 13 in 2008 and 11 in 2007."

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