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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Caritas Medical Centre
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Caritas Medical Centre (CMC) made the following announcement today (July 21):
     Three patients aged 64 to 94 and a staff member in a medical and geriatrics rehabilitation female ward have presented with respiratory symptoms since July 13. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients are being treated under isolation and are in a stable condition. The staff member is currently on sick leave.
     Enhanced infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other 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 for necessary follow up.  
Ends/Friday, July 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:43
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