Monday, October 8, 2012

Suspected case of novel coronavirus found to be flu

Hong Kong health authorities ruled out a suspected case of a novel coronavirus infection on Oct 8.

The case is a 4-year-old boy who came to Hong Kong from Saudi Arabia on Oct 3 with his father. On Oct 7, he showed symptoms of severe respiratory illness, including fever, cough and vomiting, and was transferred to Queen Mary Hospital on the same day.

The Center for Health Protection of Hong Kong's Department of Health tested specimens drawn from the boy's airway and found he had H1N1 flu, not novel coronavirus.


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