The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department carries out anti-mosquito prevention measures against dengue fever on Cheung Chau, in Hong Kong, on August 27. Picture: Winson Wong

Dengue fever in Hong Kong, where panic spreads more quickly than the virus

When 28 cases of the mosquito-born virus were confirmed, it was scaremongering statements and the rumour mill that provoked panic, not the disease itself

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department carries out anti-mosquito prevention measures against dengue fever on Cheung Chau, in Hong Kong, on August 27. Picture: Winson Wong
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