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Update on cluster of Rhinovirus cases at Siu Lam Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Rhinovirus in a male ward for severe intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital gave the following update today (June 14):

     Two more patients (aged 43 and 47) in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test result for one patient was positive for Rhinovirus. 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/Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:10
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