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Title: #HK, CHP investigates local case of #dengue #fever.

Subject: Dengue Fever, vector-borne case in Hong Kong.

Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).

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CHP investigates local case of dengue fever

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is tonight (September 19) investigating a local case of dengue fever (DF), and again urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene, mosquito control and personal protective measures both locally and during travel.

The female patient, aged 59 with good past health, has developed fever, chills and skin rash since September 9. She was afebrile upon admission to Queen Mary Hospital on September 15 for management and has been discharged today in stable condition all along.

Testing of her blood specimen by the CHP's Public Health Laboratory Services Branch confirmed dengue virus infection.

Initial enquiries revealed that the patient lives in Tin Ma Court, Wong Tai Sin, and had no recent travel history. During the incubation period, according to the patient, she mainly stayed at home and went to her workplace on Argyle Street, Kowloon City. Further investigations into her local movements are underway.

Her home contacts have remained asymptomatic so far and have been put under medical surveillance.


The public should call 1823 in case of mosquito problems and may visit the following pages for more information:


Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; Dengue Fever.