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

     Regarding the announcement yesterday (January 4) on a cluster of patients infected with Rhinovirus in a female adult psychiatric ward, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following update today (January 5):

     Two more patients (aged 68 and 73) and a staff member in the ward presented with respiratory symptoms. 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. The staff member is currently on sick leave.

     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/Friday, January 5, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:05
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