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Update on cluster of respiratory syncytial virus cases in Pok Oi Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with respiratory syncytial virus in an infirmary ward, the spokesperson for Pok Oi Hospital (POH) made the following update today (July 21):

     One more 87-year-old female patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test results were positive for respiratory syncytial virus. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in a critical 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 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, July 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:08
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