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#HK, Suspected cases test negative for #MERS-CoV (CHP, Jan. 2 ‘17)


Title: #HK, Suspected cases test negative for #MERS-CoV.

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 cases test negative for MERS-CoV


The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (January 2) reported 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 involved a family of four.

A man aged 39 with his wife aged 34 and daughters aged four and six returned from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The parents and daughters were admitted to Queen Mary Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital respectively in a stable condition.

They each rode camels during travel.

The cases tested negative for MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) upon preliminary testing by the CHP's Public Health Laboratory Services Branch. 


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.