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A fatal case of human swine influenza at NDH

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     A North District Hospital (NDH) spokesperson made the following announcement regarding the death of a human swine influenza (HSI) patient today (September 28):
     An 86-year-old male patient with diabetes mellitus, renal disease, renal stone and chronic intracranial haemorrhage developed fever and upper respiratory symptoms on September 19 and attended the Accident and Emergency Department of NDH the same day. The patient was admitted to the isolation ward for clinical treatment. Positive result for HSI was confirmed on September 20 and he was prescribed with Tamiflu and antibiotics.  His condition became critical on September 26 and he succumbed at 11.42pm yesterday (September 27).
     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection. The hospital would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased.

Ends/Monday, September 28, 2009
Issued at HKT 20:03


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