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

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients in a mixed gender medical ward being infected with Influenza A, the spokesperson of the Prince of Wales Hospital made the following update today (September 26):

     Two more patients (one male and one female, aged 76 and 66) in the ward had presented with influenza symptoms. Viral tests had been arranged for the patients and the test results were positive to Influenza A. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation with stable condition.

     Admission and visiting to the ward have been suspended. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward concerned 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/Monday, September 26, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:49
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