September 6, 2008

Two Hong Kong Paralympic Village Residents Treated for Infection

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)

[Xinhua: "Residents of HK Paralympic Village Discharged From Hospitals"]

HONG KONG, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) - The two female residents of the Hong Kong Paralympic Village who were infected with norovirus and admitted to hospital were discharged from hospitals early on Saturday.

The two, aged 19 and 53, developed gastroenteritis symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea on Aug. 31 and September 1 respectively, said a press release from the Department of Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

There are no other outstanding cases of norovirus infection or acute gastroenteritis in the Paralympic Village.

Director of Health PY Lam said investigations revealed that there was no direct linkage between the two cases.

Laboratory tests on food samples taken from the Paralympic Village yielded negative results to norovirus, he said, adding that however, the source of infection were still under investigations.

Originally published by Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 1220 6 Sep 08.

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