Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received a report from United Christian Hospital (UCH) today (March 29) of a suspected case of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus.
55-year-old man, with chronic illness, presented with fever and upper
respiratory symptoms yesterday (March 28). He was admitted to UCH for
isolation and treatment today.
His current condition is stable.
investigations by the CHP revealed that the patient travelled with wife
to Italy from March 18 to 26. They took transit in Dubai and stayed in
the airport for about four hours on March 27, and returned to Hong Kong
on the same day.
His wife is asymptomatic.
X-ray was clear. Respiratory specimens were taken and laboratory test
results are expected to be available tomorrow (March 30).
CHP will continue its surveillance mechanism with public and private
hospitals, practising doctors and the airport for any suspected cases of
Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus," a DH
"No human infection with this virus has been identified so far in Hong Kong," the spokesman stressed.
Source: HKSAR Government