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10 Aug 2017

#HK, Two Suspected #MERS #Coronavirus cases reported (CHP, August 10 ‘17)


Title: #HK, Two Suspected #MERS #Coronavirus 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

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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (August 10) 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.

The cases are detailed below:

  • Case #1
    • Sex – Male
    • Age – 48
    • Affected area involved – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Hospital - Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    • Condition – Stable
    • MERS-CoV preliminary test result – Pending
  • Case #2
    • Sex – Female
    • Age – 4
    • Affected area involved  - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Hospital - Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    • Condition – Stable
    • MERS-CoV preliminary test result – Pending

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Tour leaders and tour guides operating overseas tours are advised to refer to the CHP's health advice on MERS.

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

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