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#HK, Suspected #MERS cases reported (CHP, Jan. 11 ‘17)


Title: #HK, Suspected #MERS cases reported.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, suspected imported case 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 (January 11) 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 of the places of visit.

They are detailed below: Case {1} & {2}

  • Sex
    • Female – Female
  • Age
    • 4 – 36
  • Affected area involved
    • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Risk exposure
    • Nil - Camel ride
  • Hospital
    • Tuen Mun Hospital - Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Condition
    • Stable – Stable
  • MERS-CoV preliminary test result
    • Negative – 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.


Ends/Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Issued at HKT 18:00 / NNNN


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