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15 Mar 2013

Hong Kong, Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Castle Peak Hospital (March 15 2013)

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

Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Castle Peak Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

Regarding the recent confirmation of a cluster of patients with Influenza A infection in a male forensic ward, the spokesperson of Castle Peak Hospital (CPH) made the following update today (March 15):

One more 52-year-old patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms.

Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test result was positive for Influenza A.

The patient concerned is being treated under isolation and is 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 case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Ends/Friday, March 15, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:18