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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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 reminded members of the public and management of institutions to maintain good environmental and personal hygiene to prevent influenza.

The reminder followed the CHP's investigation into an influenza-like illness (ILI) outbreak at a primary school in Tai Kok Tsui, affecting 20 students.

The affected children, comprising 12 males and eight females aged between six and nine, developed symptoms of respiratory tract infection, including fever, cough and sore throat, since February 5.

Among the affected students, 16 sought medical consultation. One of them, a 6-year-old boy, was admitted to a private hospital. All are in a stable condition.

The hospitalised student was diagnosed to have bronchopneumonia. His nasopharyngeal swab tested positive for influenza B."

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