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Streptococcus beta | Experts urge to avoid eating sashimi means that young people are also susceptible to infection: this bacteria is not easy to choose

2021-10-21T01:46:30.935Z

79 cases of invasive streptococcus infection were recorded in Hong Kong during the two-month period. An investigation by the Centre for Health Protection found that some patients had been exposed to freshwater fish such as carp. The Hospital Authority pointed out yesterday (20th) that it has



79 cases of invasive beta-streptococcus infection were recorded in Hong Kong during the two-month period. An investigation by the Centre for Health Protection found that some patients had been exposed to freshwater fish such as carp.

The Hospital Authority stated yesterday (20th) that 79 cases of infection have been notified to the Centre for Health Protection so far. Among them, 34 patients have been discharged and seven patients died, accounting for about 10%.


Lin Weixun, the vice president of the Hong Kong Society of Infectious and Infectious Diseases, stated on a program on Hong Kong and Taiwan this morning (21st) that the type B streptococcus model in this outbreak is highly pathogenic, referring to this model as "unselectable", young people You will also be infected.

He suggested that citizens should wear gloves when handling freshwater fish. If their hands are scratched, they should handle the wound properly, otherwise it will bring serious consequences.

As autumn is approaching, the public may open the stove and eat raw porridge. He also advises the public to avoid eating freshwater fish raw.


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Lin Weixun said that the Streptococcus B type ST283 in this outbreak is more pathogenic and has spread to young people.

He explained that pregnant women, newborn babies, and people who are frail and sick are more susceptible to invasive beta-streptococcus and have a higher chance of complications and death. However, this model is "unselectable" and young people can also be infected.

He pointed out that the serious symptoms of this model include sepsis, arthritis, meningitis, and the heart, lungs, and skin may also be affected.

According to data, in the process of selecting freshwater fish, if the virus invades the body through a wound on the hand, or eating uncooked freshwater fish, they may be infected with Streptococcus b.

He emphasized that if citizens have skin wounds with symptoms of inflammation and fever, they must explain their exposure history to the doctor.

Lin Weixun, a specialist in Infection and Infectious Diseases.

(Information Picture/Photographed by Huang Shuhui)

Lin also emphasized, "This is not a person-to-person outbreak." However, he pointed out that in general, Streptococcus beta can survive in the reproductive organs and intestines of the human body, and it can also be passed on to others through contact.

However, whether it will cause illness depends on the immune system and age.

He suggested that citizens should wear gloves when handling freshwater fish. If their hands are scratched, they should handle the wound properly, otherwise it will bring serious consequences.

He also reminded that there are different pathogens in the market. If it is not necessary, do not touch things that may have pathogens. "Do you have to touch the fish to pick the fish first?"

As autumn is approaching, the citizens may use the stove and eat raw porridge.

Lin said that Singapore has also banned the public from eating freshwater fish sashimi due to beta-streptococcus. This has indeed led to a significant reduction in invasive beta-streptococcal cases. Therefore, the public is advised to avoid fresh freshwater fish and sashimi, "must be cooked first."

B-streptococcus cases increase in the 40th day, 79 patients have been exposed to freshwater fish, experts teach the way to avoid B-streptococcus | 79 cases of infection on the 40th, 10% of the dead doctors pick and handle freshwater fish to wear gloves B-streptococcus│Yang Wudao The fish stalls in the market are afraid of the virus in the neighbourhood: when cutting fish with gloves on September 51, the hospitalized patients were infected with invasive beta-streptococcus more than twice as high as in the previous single month. 79 people were infected with the beta-streptococcus outbreak in Hong Kong in two months Samples from two markets tested positive

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Source: hk1

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