The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a case of a 67-year-old man who contracted Legionnaires’ disease.
The man was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on January 1, 2015 after experiencing fever, tiredness, and shortness of breath on December 29, 2014. The patient was first diagnosed with pneumonia; further testing showed that he had Legionella pneumonia.
The investigation has revealed so far that his case of Legionnaires’ disease may be travel-associated as he was visiting Guangdong Province from December 21-23, 2014.
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