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Title: #HK, Suspected #MERS case reported.

Subject: MERS 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 today (September 30) 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 in the places they visit.

The case is detailed below:

  • Sex – Female
  • Age – 55
  • Affected area involved - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Risk exposure - Drank camel milk and rode a camel
  • Hospital - Queen Mary Hospital
  • Condition – Stable
  • MERS-CoV preliminary test result – Negative



The public may visit the following 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: HK PRC SAR; Updates; MERS-CoV.