The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health announced that a newly confirmed case of melioidosis was reported in the past week, involving a 90-year-old woman living in Sham Shui Po. She suffers from various chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
The patient started to have swollen and painful toes on December 25 last year and consulted a doctor.
Due to persistent swelling and pain, she went to the Accident and Emergency Department of Caritas Caritas Hospital on January 8 and was admitted to the hospital on the same day.
The patient's condition has been stable.
A sample of her toe abscess was tested positive for Burkholderia pseudomallei.
The CHP pointed out that the epidemiological investigation of the cases is still in progress, and a total of 46 melioid cases were recorded in 2022, including 30 cases recorded in Sham Shui Po District since August of the same year.
▼On October 21, Yuan Guoyong and Zhang Zhujun went to Baitian Village, Sham Shui Po to investigate the melioidosis epidemic▼
▼A case of melioid infection in Baitian Village on October 18▼
Melioidosis｜Three more people diagnosed with melioidosis all living in the Sham Shui Po center: the onset of melioidosis occurred from September to early November｜PolyU research proves that the airborne bacteria after the typhoon in Sham Shui Po area is an inhalation infection of melioidosis︱A 69-year-old woman living in Sham Shui Po infected with the epidemic Various long-term diseases are currently hospitalized and the situation is stable. Melioidosis｜Four more confirmed cases, all living in Sham Shui Po, one person is in serious condition. Center: not newly infected with melioidosis｜Seventy-year-old woman infected with the disease in Sham Shui Po was diagnosed in September, but the same source of infection cannot be ruled out