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18 May 2018

#HK, Suspected #MERS #Coronavirus case reported (CHP, May 18 ‘18)



#HK, Suspected #MERS #Coronavirus case reported.


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, suspected imported case in Hong Kong.


Centre for Health Protection (CHP), 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 (May 18) 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 the health risks in the places of visit.

The case is detailed below:

  • Sex – Male
  • Age – 29
  • Affected area involved - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • High-risk exposure - Camel ride
  • Hospital - Tuen Mun Hospital
  • Condition – Stable
  • MERS-Coronavirus 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.


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