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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 (November 15):
     Seven patients (aged 42 to 69) and a staff member in a male ward for severe intellectual disability presented with respiratory symptoms since November 10. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results for six patients were positive for Rhinovirus. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation with stable condition. The staff member has recovered and resumed duty.
     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/Thursday, November 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:40
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