Officials with the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced today their investigation into an additional locally acquired dengue fever case.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

The patient is a 59-year-old female with a good health history. She presented with symptoms of fever, chills and skin rash on Sep. 9. Laboratory testing was positive for dengue virus.

She was afebrile upon admission to Queen Mary Hospital on Sep 15 for management and was been discharged today in stable condition.

The early investigation into her illness showed she lives in Tin Ma Court, Wong Tai Sin, and had no recent travel history. During the incubation period, according to the patient, she mainly stayed at home and went to her workplace on Argyle Street, Kowloon City.

This is the fourth locally acquired dengue fever case in Hong Kong this year to date. All investigations are ongoing.