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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Castle Peak Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following announcement today (September 21):

     Nine patients (aged 24 to 65) in a male adult psychiatric ward have presented with respiratory symptoms since September 20. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients. Five of them confirmed positive to Influenza A (H3). The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in a 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 cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.
Ends/Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:02
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