HK reports 63rd fatality from influenza A/H1N1

13:48, January 25, 2010      

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The Hospital Authority of Hong Kong announced Sunday another fatal case of influenza A/H1N1, bringing to 63 the total number of fatal cases of the flu.

A 20-year-old male patient with severe congenital heart disease was admitted to Medical and Geriatric ward of United Christian Hospital on Jan. 20 for fever and flu symptoms. His condition deteriorated and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on the same day. He was prescribed with Tamiflu and antibiotics and requiring ventilation support.

Positive result for A/H1N1 flu was confirmed on Jan. 21. His condition remained critical and he succumbed at 5:15 a.m. on Jan. 24.

The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Center for Health Protection.

Source: Xinhua
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