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Tips for picking fish | 7 people died of beta-streptococcus infection in two months

2021-10-22T13:11:15.961Z

Buying carp infected with beta streptococcus? In September and October this year, more than 79 people in Hong Kong were confirmed to be infected with invasive beta streptococcus, of which 7 died. An investigation by the Centre for Health Protection found that some patients had been exposed to freshwater fish such as carp



Buying carp infected with beta streptococcus?

In September and October this year, more than 79 people in Hong Kong were confirmed to be infected with invasive beta-streptococcus, and 7 of them died. An investigation by the Centre for Health Protection found that some patients had been exposed to freshwater fish such as carp, which caused worries about picking up freshwater fish.

Zeng Qiyin, the co-chair of the Infectious Disease Advisory Committee of the Medical Association, reminded the public in a radio interview that tips to pay attention to when buying and handling seafood.

In fact, you do not have to rely on your hands to pick fresh fish. Visual inspection can also identify whether the fish is fresh or not.


What is Streptococcus beta?

Last month and early this month, 58 and 21 hospitalized patients were tested and confirmed to be infected with invasive B streptococcus, involving 42 males and 37 females. The youngest patient was 1 month old, and mainly suffered from sepsis and meningitis. , Suppurative arthritis or abscess/cellulitis, etc.

Streptococcus beta is a common bacteria deposited in the human intestines, urinary and reproductive systems. The Centre for Health Protection pointed out that when handling uncooked freshwater fish, it may also be possible if there are wounds on the hands or eating uncooked freshwater fish. Will be infected.

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Fish fillets at Yeung Uk Road Market in Tsuen Wan carry virus

The Centre for Health Protection had previously taken environmental samples such as fish pieces, utensils and cutting boards from the fish stalls at Yeung Uk Road Market in Tsuen Wan and the "Ji Di Jiade Hong Kong Industrial Co., Ltd." located in Yuen Long Jidi, and found that the chopping boards were removed In addition, all were positive for the virus.

However, the neighbourhood watch is not too scared, saying that they will wear gloves to handle fish. Some neighbourhoods will temporarily go to the Xiangche Street market in Fulai Village in the district to buy fish. Fishmongers said that customers will also provide gloves when picking fish.

3 tips for doctors to teach safe fish picking

Zeng Qiyin, the co-chair of the Infectious Disease Advisory Committee of the Medical Association, once taught in a radio interview to remind the public of 3 tips to pay attention to when buying and handling seafood.

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Experts teach 3 steps to pick out fresh fish

Although there were 79 cases of invasive beta-streptococcus infection in Hong Kong during the two-month period, the reporters had visited the Yeung Uk Road Market in Tsuen Wan, but the stalls were still crowded with people. Some neighbourhoods expressed that they were not worried about the infection. , Will wear gloves to handle raw fish and cook thoroughly before eating.

As a consumer, you certainly want to choose fresh fish. In fact, you don't have to use your hands to pick fresh fish. Bai Shangru, chairman of the Taiwan Sustainable Fishing Development Association, once shared a three-step visual inspection of fish freshness. Touch is an auxiliary method.

Bai Shangru, chairman of the Taiwan Sustainable Fish Fishery Development Association, once shared a three-step visual inspection of whether the fish is fresh or not.

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Experts teach simple 3 steps to pick out fresh fish

Please click the picture to see Baishang Confucianism's 3 tricks to pick out the fresh fish:

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