Latest Update on Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Outbreak

We are writing to inform you of the latest situation regarding the outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections in schools/institutions. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health urges your school/institution to be vigilant and monitor cases of respiratory tract infections among students, residents, and staff.

The CHP has recently recorded multiple outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infections involving schools/institutions. In the past week (October 25 to 31), there were four outbreaks recorded, involving a total of forty-nine individuals. In the first four days of this week (November 1 to 4), there were ten outbreaks recorded, involving a total of seventy-three individuals. Among the fourteen recent outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infections, the majority occurred in primary schools (50%), followed by kindergartens/nursery centers (29%), and one each in boarding nursery centers, special nursery centers, and special schools.