[Source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
Cluster of Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases in Castle Peak Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
The spokesperson of Castle Peak Hospital (CPH) made the following announcement today (June 28):
Five patients (aged 53 to 62) in a male long-stay ward presented with respiratory symptoms since yesterday (June 27).
Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and all tested positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
The patients are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.
Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting has been imposed. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward concerned are under close surveillance.
The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Thursday, June 28, 2012
Issued at HKT 19:18