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Thursday, February 16, 2012

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

Press release from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 16) 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 residential care home for persons with disabilities in Kowloon City involving 20 residents aged from 27 to 62.

The investigation revealed that the affected persons, comprising 13 males and seven females, developed URI symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat since January 27. None required hospitalisation. All those affected are in stable condition.

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

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