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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hong Kong : Upper respiratory tract infection outbreak under CHP investigation

Press release from Hong Kong's CHP :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (December 11) appealed to members of 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 primary school in Central and Western District, affecting 18 pupils (nine boys and nine girls) aged between 6 and 8, and two staff members (one man and one woman).

Investigations revealed that the affected persons developed symptoms of URI including fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat since December 4.

Eight of them sought medical consultation but none required hospitalisation. They are currently in stable condition.

Officers of the CHP conducted a site visit and provided preventive advice against URI to the school. The school was placed under medical surveillance."

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