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Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Shatin Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Influenza A in a female palliative care ward, the spokesperson for Shatin Hospital gave the following update today (June 2):

     Two more patients (aged 62 and 84) had presented with respiratory symptoms in the ward. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.

     Restricted visiting to the ward concerned 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, June 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:22


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