Via the Centre for Health Protection: Update on cases of Legionnaires' disease. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (November 21) reported the latest number of cases of Legionnaires' disease (LD) in Hong Kong, and stressed the importance of using and maintaining properly designed man-made water systems, and that susceptible groups should strictly observe relevant precautions.
From November 13 to 19, two community-acquired LD cases were reported. They are:
1. A male patient, aged 87 with underlying illness, who resided in the Mainland and had passed away; and
2. A male patient, aged 80 with underlying illness, who lives in Ying On House, Choi Ying Estate, Kwun Tong;
"Epidemiological investigations are ongoing to identify potential sources of infection, high-risk exposure and clusters, if any," a spokesman for the CHP said.
As of November 19, a total of 61 LD cases, including 60 community-acquired cases and one institutional death case, had been reported in 2016. In 2015 and 2014, there were 66 and 41 cases respectively.