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Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Castle Peak Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding the recent confirmation of a cluster of patients infected with Influenza A (H1) in a female long stay ward, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following update today (February 11):

     Two more patients (aged 51 and 53) in the ward have presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results confirmed positive to Influenza A (H1). The patients are being treated under isolation and are 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 cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.

Ends/Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:46


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