A construction site in Sham Shui Po is disinfected after soil samples were found to contain a bacterium that can cause melioidosis. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
A construction site in Sham Shui Po is disinfected after soil samples were found to contain a bacterium that can cause melioidosis. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

10 Hong Kong construction workers test positive for bacterium that causes melioidosis

  • Health authorities revealed last week four soil samples from building site at Pak Tin Estate in Sham Shui Po contained bacterium
  • Among the 34 cases of melioidosis recorded in city this year, 23 found in Sham Shui Po district, and seven eventually died of disease

A construction site in Sham Shui Po is disinfected after soil samples were found to contain a bacterium that can cause melioidosis. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
A construction site in Sham Shui Po is disinfected after soil samples were found to contain a bacterium that can cause melioidosis. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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