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#HK, Suspected #MERS case reported (CHP, September 24 2016)


Title: #HK, Suspected #MERS case reported.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, suspected imported case in Hong Kong.

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

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Suspected MERS case reported

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (September 24) reported a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and again urged the public to pay special attention to safety during travel, taking due consideration of health risks of the places of visit.

The case is detailed below:

  • Sex – Female
  • Age - 29 months
  • Affected area(s) involved - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Hospital - Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Condition – Stable
  • MERS-CoV preliminary test result – Negative



The public may visit these pages for more information and health advice:

Tour leaders and tour guides operating overseas tours are advised to refer to the CHP's health advice on MERS.


Keywords: MERS-CoV; Updates; HK PRC SAR.