The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health of Hong Kong has confirmed a cholera case involving a six-year-old local boy.
A spokesman for the center said on Monday that laboratory tests on stool specimens taken from the boy who was admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital last week for suspected cholera have yielded positive result for Vibrio cholerae Ogawa.
The boy arrived from Nepal on Oct. 3 and his travel companions have no symptoms. He is now in stable condition.
According to the center, this is the fifth cholera case reported to the center this year in the city, and there were three in 2007.
(Xinhua News Agency October 14, 2008)