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Wednesday, March 7, 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 kindergarten-cum-child care centre in Sha Tin, affecting 20 students.

The affected children, comprising 11 males and nine females aged between 2 and 5, developed symptoms of respiratory tract infection, including fever, cough and sore throat, since February 17.

None of them required hospitalisation. All are in stable condition."

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