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Cluster of Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases in Cheshire Home, Shatin

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson of Cheshire Home, Shatin made the following announcement today (September 4):

     Four patients (aged 80 to 92) and two staff members in a female infirmary ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since August 27. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The patients are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition. One staff member is on leave and another staff member has recovered and resumed duty.

     Admission to the ward has been suspended. 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/Thursday, September 4, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:42


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