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Cluster of Influenza A cases at Kowloon Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson of Kowloon Hospital made the following announcement today (January 6):

     Three patients (aged 64 to 83) and one staff member in a male Psychiatric Ward had presented with upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and fever since December 31, 2014. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition. The staff member has recovered and resumed duty.

     Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting to the ward 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/Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:55


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