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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (October 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 pupils aged between 3 and 5.

Investigation revealed that the affected pupils, comprising 12 males and eight females, developed URI symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose since October 4. No hospitalisation was required. All the affected pupils are now in a stable condition.

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

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