Outbreaks of HFMD or acute gastroenteritis in four child care centres! The Department of Health announced that 21 and 23 children were admitted to the Child Care Unit of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children in Kowloon City and Po Leung Kuk Infant Unit in Wan Chai District respectively, and all patients have sought medical treatment.
As for acute gastroenteritis, the Department of Health announced that there had been an outbreak of cluster cases at Ngde Yuen Kindergarten and Kai Si Kindergarten (Tuen Mun), Kowloon Tong, involving 37 students respectively. According to the Centre's epidemiological investigation, it has been shown that the higher chance of outbreak is human-to-human transmission or environmental contamination, and the probability of food poisoning is low.
Kowloon Tong Gen Tak Yuen Kindergarten (profile picture)
The Child Protection Society prayed for an outbreak of HFMD at the Lian Shi Day Care Nursery and Po Leung Kuk Infant Unit
The Department of Health announced that it is investigating the outbreak of HFMD at two child care centres, namely the Pray for the Mile Day Care Nursery of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children in Kowloon City and the Po Leung Kuk Infant Unit in Wan Chai District. The former had 21 young children, including 11 boys and 10 girls, aged between 8 and 26 months. Since 5 May, they have developed symptoms such as fever, mouth sores and rashes on their hands or feet. All patients have sought medical attention, and one of them needs to be admitted to the hospital and has been discharged after treatment. All patients are currently in stable condition. In addition, a respiratory sample from an affected boy was tested positive for enterovirus.
As for Po Leung Kuk Infant Unit, a total of 23 children, including 12 males and 11 females, aged between 5 and 18, were confirmed in the Po Leung Kuk Infant Unit of the Wan Chai District Residential Child Care Centre. Since <> May, they have developed symptoms such as mouth sores and red rashes on their hands or feet. All patients have sought medical treatment and do not need to be admitted to hospital and are in stable condition. The DH reiterates its appeal to the public, schools and residential care homes to pay constant attention to hand, personal and environmental hygiene.
37 children from Tuen Mun Kai Si Kindergarten with acute gastroenteritis and 6 admitted to the hospital
Apart from the outbreak of HFMD, there were also cases of acute gastroenteritis in kindergartens, namely Ngan Tak Yuen Kindergarten and Kai Si Kindergarten (Tuen Mun), Kowloon Tong. The case of Gen Tak Yuen Kindergarten in Kowloon Tong involved 37 students, including 29 boys and 8 girls, aged between 5 and 23. Since 21 May, they have been experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea. 3 people have sought medical treatment, of which 2 must be admitted to hospital and <> have been discharged after treatment; A stool sample from one of the admitted schoolchildren was confirmed to be positive for norovirus. All patients are in stable condition.
According to the Centre's epidemiological investigation, one of the outbreak cases involved a school child who had vomited at the school bus, and the investigation also confirmed that the affected students did not eat common food or lunch boxes, indicating that the higher chance of the outbreak was human-to-human transmission or environmental pollution, and the probability of food poisoning was low.
As for the case of Kai Si Kindergarten (Tuen Mun), 37 schoolchildren, including 21 boys and 16 girls, aged between 5 and 23, were also infected. Since 25 May, they have been experiencing fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. Twenty-five people have sought medical attention, six of whom have to be admitted to hospital. All patients are in stable condition.
According to the Centre's epidemiological investigation, two schoolchildren in the outbreak first developed vomiting on 5 May; Other students developed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea from 23 to 5 May. The investigation also confirmed that the affected students did not eat common food or lunch boxes, indicating that the higher chance of outbreaks was human-to-human transmission or environmental pollution, and the risk of food poisoning was low.
CHP officers have visited both schools and advised school staff on the required preventive measures, including proper and thorough disinfection and cleaning, proper handling of vomit, and attention to personal and environmental hygiene, as well as medical surveillance of schools.
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