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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding recent confirmation of a cluster of patients with Influenza A (Human Swine Influenza) in a female ward for the severely intellectual disabled, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital (SLH) made the following update today (April 21):

     One more patient (aged 33) in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patient and the test result was positive to Influenza A (Human Swine Influenza). The concerned patient is being treated under isolation with 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 concerned 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/Sunday, April 21, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:22


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