Global Alert and Response (GAR)

1998 - Influenza A(H5N1) in Hong Kong - Update 6

15 January 1998

Disease Outbreak Reported

The Department of Health reported on 15 January that one of the previously reported cases has died. This was a 25-year-old woman who was hospitalized 21 December, critically ill and died of pneumonia on 14 January. There were no new cases confirmed on 15 January and the total number of confirmed cases remained at 18 of which 6 were fatal. Ten of the 18 confirmed cases have been discharged from hospital. One of the two cases still hospitalized cases is critically ill while the condition of the second case has improved. One suspected case remains under investigation.

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