CHP investigates suspected food poisoning clusters involving 11 diners at Eihou Ryouri restaurant in Causeway Bay

Eihou Ryouri

27th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is currently conducting an investigation into two suspected food poisoning clusters that have affected a total of 11 individuals. The incidents serve as a timely reminder for the public to prioritize personal, food, and environmental hygiene in order to prevent foodborne illnesses.

The first cluster involved three individuals, one male and two females aged between 28 and 46, who experienced symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and general weakness within a range of three to 12 hours and 30 minutes after having dinner at Eihou Ryouri restaurant on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay on 24th February. While one person sought medical advice, none of the affected individuals required hospitalization, and all are currently in stable condition.

The second cluster involved eight males, aged between 29 and 36, who reported similar symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and dizziness. These symptoms appeared between 24 to 46 hours after consuming dinner from the same restaurant on the same day. While three of the affected individuals sought medical advice, none required hospitalisation, and all are currently in stable condition.

Preliminary investigations conducted by the CHP revealed that the affected individuals had consumed various common foods, including raw oysters and sashimi. The incident is suspected to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus and/or norovirus.