Via the Centre for Health Protection: Patient with respiratory symptoms and travel history under CHP investigation. This is almost certainly not a MERS case, but the CHP doesn't take any chances. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification from Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today (February 1) of a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome affecting a 2-year-old boy.
The patient, with underlying illnesses, presented with fever, cough, runny nose, diarrhoea and vomiting since January 30. He was admitted to QEH today for further management under isolation.
Initial investigations by the CHP revealed that the patient had travelled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with his three family members from January 6 to 27. He had no contact with animals nor patients in KSA. He is currently in a stable condition. His travel collaterals have remained asymptomatic so far.
The patient's respiratory specimens will be taken for preliminary laboratory tests by the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch of the CHP.