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Update on cluster of Rhinovirus cases in Siu Lam Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Rhinovirus in a male ward for severe intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following update today (May 16):
     One more 56-year-old patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test result was positive for Rhinovirus. The patient is being treated under isolation and is 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 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/Friday, May 16, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:19


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