Update on cluster of Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 cases in Siu Lam Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 in a female ward for severe intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital gave the following update today (November 14):
     Three more patients (aged 27 to 41) in the ward presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results for two patients were positive for Parainfluenza Virus Type 3. 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, November 14, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:26