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Cluster of Rhinovirus cases in Castle Peak Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following announcement today (December 19):
     Five patients (aged 37 to 60) in a male forensic psychiatric ward presented with respiratory symptoms since December 16. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results for three patients 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/Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:56
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