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Influenza A cases at Tai Po Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tai Po Hospital made the following announcement today (March 27):

     Eleven patients (aged 37 to 90) in a male infirmary ward had presented with influenza symptoms since March 16. Viral tests were arranged for the patients and all their samples were positive for Influenza A. The patients concerned are now being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.

     Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to the established guidelines. All patients in the ward are under close surveillance.

     The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection.
Ends/Monday, March 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:19
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