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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 yesterday's announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Influenza A in a male adult psychiatric ward, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital gave the following update today (April 25):

     Three more patients (aged 38 to 63) and two staff members in the ward presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results of two patients were positive for Influenza A. The concerned patients are being treated under isolation and in stable condition. The two staff members are currently on sick leave.

     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/Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:40
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