Legionnaires Disease Outbreak Hong Kong update 1 March 2020

One late additional case was reported on 29-2-2020 involving a male admitted to hospital twice. Initially, the patient was admitted on 4 Feb. 2020, with pneumonia and discharged on 19 Feb. 2020, and then admitted again on 24 Feb. 2020 and Legionnaires Disease diagnosed. [CHP]

This additional case involved a male patient, aged 71 with underlying illnesses, who lives in Wong Shek House, Ping Shek Estate, Kwun Tong.

Given the initial onset date of this case and proximity, residing in Ping Shek Estate approx. 100m from the early cases involving Kam Shek House, this case must be classified as part of the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak.

16 Feb 2020 Cooling Tower, Choi Hung, Hong Kong

Although MTR cleaning tower maintenance/inspection was witnessed on 16-2-2020, CHP has not released any further details.

Outbreak History