Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in TWGHs Wong Tai Sin Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Influenza A in an Infirmary Ward of the Department of Rehabilitation and Extended Care, the spokesperson for Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Tai Sin Hospital gave the following update today (July 26):

     Two more male patients (aged 32 and 46) in the ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation, with one in serious condition while the other is stable.

     Restricted visiting has been imposed in the ward. 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, July 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:15