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Friday, September 6, 2013

Hong Kong : Case of severe paediatric influenza A infection under CHP investigation

Press release from CHP :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (September 6) investigating a case of severe paediatric influenza A infection affecting a 2-year-old boy.

The patient, with underlying medical condition, presented with fever, cough and runny nose on September 3 and convulsion on September 4. He attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Tuen Mun Hospital on September 4. He was subsequently transferred to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for further management on the same day.

His clinical diagnosis was encephalopathy and he is currently in a serious condition. His nasopharyngeal aspirate tested positive for Influenza A.

The patient has no recent travel history and his family contacts are asymptomatic."

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