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18 May 2012

Hong Kong, Cluster of Influenza A cases in Castle Peak Hospital (May 18 2012)

[Source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]

Cluster of Influenza A 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 (May 18):

Four patients (aged 19 to 63) in a female ward for intellectual disability had presented with flu symptoms since May 17.

Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patients and the test results of three patients were positive for Influenza A.

The patients concerned have been transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment under isolation and are in stable condition.

Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting to the ward 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/Friday, May 18, 2012
Issued at HKT 19:44
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