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  • Hong-Kong: CHP investigates case of severe paediatric influenza A infection

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (May 23) investigating a case of severe paediatric influenza A infection.

    The 13-year-old boy, with good past health, has presented with fever, cough and sore throat since May 12. He attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Kwong Wah Hospital (KWH) on May 16. He was admitted and was subsequently transferred to the paediatric intensive care unit of KWH for further management on the same day.

    His nasopharyngeal aspirate tested positive for influenza A (H3) virus upon laboratory testing. The clinical diagnosis was influenza A infection complicated with pneumonia and pleural effusion. He is now in a stable condition.

    Initial enquiries revealed that the patient had not received seasonal influenza vaccination for the current season and had no travel history in the incubation period. His home contacts are asymptomatic so far. Investigations are ongoing.

    http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...8052300736.htm
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