Hong Kong’s First Human Case of B Virus Emerges After Monkey Attack

Hong Kong reported its first human case of the deadly B virus on Wednesday, with the patient, a 37-year-old man, in a critical condition in hospital after a monkey attack. The Post looks into the virus, which rarely infects people, and how you can protect yourself against the infection.

A 37-year-old man is currently in critical condition after being assaulted by monkeys in a Hong Kong country park. Shockingly, he has tested positive for the B virus, marking the city’s first documented human infection.

Amidst the investigation by Hong Kong authorities, a stern warning has been issued to the public, urging them to steer clear of wild monkeys. The Centre for Health Protection emphasized the importance of seeking immediate medical assistance for anyone injured by these animals.

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