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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following announcement today (March 7):

     Three patients (aged 36 to 49) in a male ward for severe intellectual disability had presented with respiratory symptoms since March 3. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results for two patients were confirmed positive for Influenza A. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation in 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 concerned 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/Friday, March 7, 2014
Issued at HKT 19:17


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