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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) at the Hong Kong Department of Health is investigating a case of Legionnaires’ disease in Shenzhen involving an 81-year-old patient.

The man began to show symptoms, including a cough and shortness of breath, on February 13, 2014 and was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of Tuen Mun Hospital three days later on Feb. 16.  He was moved into intensive care the next day due to the increasing severity of his condition and was ultimately diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.

This man’s case is the second Legionnaires’ disease case that has been reported to the CHP in 2014; 28 cases were reported from 2012 through 2013.

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