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Cluster of Rhinovirus cases in Siu Lam Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following announcement today (October 24):

     Six patients (aged 21 to 43) in a male ward for severe intellectual disability presented with respiratory symptoms since October 19. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were 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/Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:02
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