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#HK, Suspected #MERS cases reported (CHP, October 25 2016)


Title: #HK, Suspected #MERS cases reported.

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

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

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Suspected MERS cases reported


The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (October 25) reported two suspected cases 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 cases are detailed below:

  • Sex – Age - Affected area involved -  Hospital -  Condition - MERS-CoV preliminary test result
    • Female – 15 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - United Christian Hospital – Stable - Negative
    • Female – 56 - Doha, Qatar - Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital  - Stable - 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: MERS-CoV; HK PRC SAR; Updates.