Hong Kong, China: flesh eating disease claims two lives

Posted on June 26, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating two fatal cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection, with one of them causing necrotising fasciitis (flesh-eating disease).The case of necrotising fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus affected a 48-year-old man who lived in Shenzhen with underlying medical conditions. He presented with fever, pain and swelling in both legs since June 16. He attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Pok Oi Hospital on June 17 and was transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital on the same day. Read article

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