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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Kwai Chung Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Kwai Chung Hospital made the following announcement today (September 10):

     Seven patients (aged from 23 to 44) of a male ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since September 5. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients concerned and the test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients are being treated under isolation and surveillance in stable condition. Two of them have been transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital.

     Admission and visiting to the ward concerned has been suspended. 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, September 10, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:37


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