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Update on cluster of Influenza B cases in Castle Peak Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding the recent confirmation of a number of patients with Influenza B in a female long stay ward, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following update today (March 16):

     One more 48-year-old female patient in the ward has presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests have been arranged for the patient and the test results were positive for Influenza B. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in a 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 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 16, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:04


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