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19 Aug 2017

#HK, Suspected #MERS #Coronavirus case reported (CHP, August 19 ‘17)

Title: #HK, Suspected #MERS #Coronavirus case 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 case reported


The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (August 19) 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 – Male
  • Age – 47
  • Affected area involved - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hospital - United Christian Hospital
  • Condition – Stable
  • MERS-CoV preliminary test result – Negative



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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.