Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hong Kong Reports Suspected MERS Case

The Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong is reporting a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, according to The Standard. If confirmed, it would mark the first case of MERS in Hong Kong.

The 73 year old man had traveled in Iran with his family from February 2 through February 8. He became ill on February 3 with shortness of breath, fever and cough.

He is in isolation and in stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital and has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Family members and traveling contacts are being monitored and have not shown any symptoms of MERS to date.

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