The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health announced they were investigating a confirmed case of cholera this weekend.
The case involved a 31-year-old man who has diarrhea since May 22 after travelling to Shenzhen on May 20. He has developed on and off bowel symptoms since then and sought medical treatment from a private doctor on August 13.
Laboratory test today showed that his stool specimen yielded Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Inaba. He is receiving isolation treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital and is now in stable condition.
His travel collateral and home contact have no cholera symptoms. The mainland health authority has been notified of the case. The CHP’s investigation is underway.
In a separate investigation, health authorities announced today they were investigating a case of Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis in a 71-year-old man.