Outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection occurs at  at kindergarten-cum-child care centre in Sha Tin

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H.K.Y.W.C.A. Lung Hang Nursery School 

21st March 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating today an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) at H.K.Y.W.C.A. Lung Hang Nursery School  in Sha Tin, and appeals to members of the public and staff of institutions to stay alert and maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene.

The outbreak involves 20 students, comprising 10 males and 10 females aged 2 to 6. They developed symptoms since March 18. All of them sought medical attention and none required hospitalisation. All are in stable condition.

The CHP has provided preventive advice against URTI to the kindergarten-cum-child care centre, such as advising the school to arrange cleaning and disinfection, to open windows where appropriate for better ventilation and to separate affected students from other students, etc. The school has been placed under medical surveillance.