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Wednesday, March 21, 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 outbreak at a kindergarten-cum-child care centre in Tuen Mun, affecting 19 students aged between 3 and 6 and two staff members aged 20 and 24.

The affected persons, comprising nine males and 12 females, developed symptoms of respiratory tract infection, including fever, cough and sore throat, since February 9.

One of the affected students required hospitalisation. All are in stable condition. The nasopharyngeal aspirate taken from the hospitalised student tested positive for Influenza A."

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