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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Princess Margaret Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Princess Margaret Hospital spokesperson made the following announcement today (July 16):

     Four patients (aged from 43 to 47) of a female ward in Lai King Building had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since July 10. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients concerned and the test results were confirmed positive for Influenza A. The patients are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.

     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/Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:04


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