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Update of Clusters of Enterovirus cases at Castle Peak Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Enterovirus in a male psychiatric ward, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following update today (March 28):

     One more 67-year-old patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral test had been arranged for the patient and the test result was positive to Enterovirus. The concerned patient is being treated under isolation with stable condition.

     Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting has been imposed. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward are under close surveillance.

     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.

Ends/Monday, March 28, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:39


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