Hong Kong reports 16th local Dengue fever case
One more person was confirmed to have contracted Dengue fever on Sunday, bringing this year's total number of local Dengue cases to 16 in the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
The new case involves a 52-year-old man who has developed fever, headache, retro-orbital pain, myalgia and skin rash since last Wednesday,
according to the Center for Health Protection in the Department of Health in the Hong Kong SAR government.
His home contacts have remained asymptomatic and have been put under medical surveillance, the center said.
Center for Health Protection Controller Wong Ka-hing said the patient's blood sample tested positive for Dengue virus serotype 3, while the
previous 15 cases tested positive for serotype 1.
The difference indicates there is more than one source of infection, Wong said.