Saturday, March 30, 2013

#Coronavirus: Hong Kong Suspected Case Tests Negative

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - A spokesman for the Department of Health (DH) today (March 30) provided an update on the suspected case of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus.

Preliminary laboratory test results for the respiratory specimens of the 55-year-old man today showed negative for Novel Coronavirus associated with Severe Respiratory Disease.
The 55-year-old man, with chronic illness, travelled with his wife to Italy from March 18 to 26. The man presented with fever and upper respiratory symptoms on March 28. He was admitted to United Christian Hospital for isolation and treatment yesterday (March 29).

His current condition is stable. His wife is asymptomatic.

"The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the DH 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 spokesman remarked.

"No human infection with this virus has been identified so far in Hong Kong," the spokesman stressed.


Source: HKSAR Government

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