Salmonella outbreak in Hong Kong: 22 sick

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (April 22) reported an update on its investigations announced on April 19 into suspected food discovery.baypoisoning clusters in connection with a food premises in Discovery Bay.

Subsequent to follow-up investigations, the CHP identified six additional clusters affecting 18 persons, 10 males and eight females aged from 1-to-64. They developed diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting about five-to-63 hours after consuming food in the premises on April 15 and 16. Among them, 15 sought medical attention, one of whom has been discharged upon hospitalization.

All affected persons are now in stable condition.

Stool specimens of two affected persons tested positive for Salmonella.
This brings the total number of affected persons to 22 so far, comprising 11 males and 11 females.

“We have alerted the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department to the incident and investigations are ongoing,” a spokesman for the DH said.