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Tuen Mun Hospital announces measles patient case

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital made the following announcement today (June 3) on a measles case:

     A four-month-old baby boy was admitted to the Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) through the Accident and Emergency Department on May 8. He was confirmed to be infected with measles and was transferred to the isolation ward on May 13. The baby has recovered and was discharged after treatment on May 16.

     TMH had traced the patients and the staff who had stayed in the same ward according to prevailing infection control guideline. Post-exposure prevention therapy was given to the patients and relevant health information was provided to the parents. A six-month-old baby boy and a nurse were confirmed to be infected with measles afterwards. The nurse had received combined measles vaccine before and she has been on leave since May 29. The baby boy had not received the measles combined vaccine before. He stayed in the same cubicle with the first measles case. The six-month-old baby boy had been given post-exposure therapy during isolation and was discharged after treatment on May 29.

     TMH further traced the patients who had been in contact with the nurse according to the prevailing infection control guidelines. Six paediatric in-patients, who had not received measles combined vaccine before, had been transferred to paediatric isolation ward for further observation.

     TMH has reported the case to Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) for follow-up. A hotline 2468 6197 has been set up for enquiry by concerned parents. The health conditions of the discharged patients would be followed up by the CHP. TMH has tightened infection control measures in the concerned ward and will closely monitor the health conditions of staff and patients.

Ends/Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Issued at HKT 21:56


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