Gastroenteritis – Hong Kong

An outbreak at a police training institute in Wong Chuk Hang has been confirmed as acute gastroenteritis (etiology unspecified).

A total of 17 male and 11 female trainees were affected, aged between 20 to 36.

They developed abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea since January 5. All of them sought medical attention and none required hospitalization.

All affected persons have been in stable condition.

Officers of the center conducted a site visit and the institute has been put under medical surveillance.

A simple PCR-panel could confirm the pathogen causing the diseases. It is unknown it these test were performed.

Photo: Artist rendering of a pathogen.

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