Update on cluster of Rhinovirus cases at 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 female ward for severe intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital gave the following update today (July 31):
    Three more patients, aged 50 to 57, in the ward  presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Rhinovirus. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.
    Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting has been imposed. Infection control measures have been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward 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/Friday, July 31, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:57