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4-year-old girl first flu-related death: govt

2018-01-26 08:00     Comment:0

The Health Bureau (SSM) has announced this year’s first flu-related death, a 4-year-old girl who died yesterday of complications caused by influenza Type A and pneumonia after treatment at the private Kiang Wu Hospital.

A special press conference about the fatality was held at the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre. The press conference was co-hosted by the director of the public hospital, Dr Kuok Cheong U, SSM Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Director Dr Lam Chong, and Dr Li Pengbin, the deputy director of the Medical Administration Department of Kiang Wu Hospital.

According to Dr Li, the victim, a kindergarten pupil, had been healthy and did not suffer from any chronic disease. Dr Li said that the girl started to have a fever and runny nose on Thursday last week. Her parents took her to Kiang Wu Hospital where a flu virus rapid test was negative.


Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre Director Dr Kuok Cheong U (centre) speaks during yesterday’s special press conference about the city’s first flu death case, as Health Bureau (SSM) Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Director Dr Lam Chong (left) and Dr Li Pengbin, the deputy director of the Medical Administration Department of Kiang Wu Hospital, look on, at a pressroom of the public hospital. Photo: Tony Wong

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