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Under investigation:  Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Thomas Tsang briefs the media on the death of a boy, believed to have been infected with scarlet fever.

Boy's death probed

June 21, 2011
The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the death of a five-year-old boy, believed to have been infected with scarlet fever. If confirmed, it will be the second fatality involving the infection this year.
The centre's Controller Dr Thomas Tsang said classes at the boy's Sha Tin kindergarten have been suspended for a week.
The boy came down with a fever on June 15 and was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital on June 19 and moved to Princess Margaret Hospital, but his condition deteriorated and he died this morning.
Test results are pending. He recently had chicken pox. His home and school contacts have no scarlet fever symptoms.
With more infections forecast for the summer, the centre will post daily updates on its website.
Dr Tsang said 459 cases have been recorded so far this year, and urged people to watch their personal hygiene.

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