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

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients in a male adult psychiatric ward being infected with Influenza A(H3), the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital gave the following update today (September 23):
     Three more patients (aged 45 to 56) in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A(H3). The patients concerned are 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 cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Friday, September 23, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:21
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