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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hong Kong : Public urged to be vigilant against upper respiratory tract infection

Article via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (September 19) called on the public to maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene to prevent upper respiratory tract infection (URI).

The appeal followed the CHP's investigation into a URI outbreak at a kindergarten in Southern District involving 20 children aged between 3 and 5.

Investigation revealed that the affected children, comprising nine boys and 11 girls, developed URI symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat since September 10. No hospitalisation is required. All the affected children are in stable condition.

Staff of the CHP conducted a site visit and provided health advice to the kindergarten. The school was put under medical surveillance."

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