3-month old baby dies at hospital after contracting Type A Influenza

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Queen Mary's Hospital

14th March 2019 – (Hong Kong) An infant contracted Type A Influenza 16 days after he was born and developed severe respiratory failure and pneumonia. He has been on life support via ECMO at pediatric intensive care unit of Queen Mary’s Hospital until he finally passed away today.

He is the second infant in Hong Kong to have died after contracting the virus. Centre for health protection has announced on 24th December 2018 that the infant has developed the symptoms since 18th December 2018, he was first admitted to Matilda International Hospital before being transferred to Queen Mary’s Hospital on the same day.

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