Public Urged To Guard Against Dengue Fever
Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health urged members of the public to adopt precautionary measures against dengue fever following the confirmation of four imported cases by laboratory test.
A spokesman for CHP said the patients, comprising three men and one woman, all had a travel history before the onset of illness. These cases are therefore classified as imported ones.
One of the cases involved a 51-year-old man living in Sha Tin who developed fever, headache and rash on August 9. He was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital on August 12 and was discharged today.