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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Kowloon Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Kowloon Hospital made the following announcement today (January 11):

     Three patients aged 75 to 83 in a male respiratory medical ward have presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since January 8. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients are being treated under isolation. One patient is in critical condition while the other two are in stable condition.

     Restricted visiting has been imposed at 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/Thursday, January 11, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:43
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