Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Shatin Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Influenza A in a male psychiatric ward, the spokesperson for Shatin Hospital made the following update today (April 6):

     One more 45-year-old patient had presented with respiratory symptoms in the ward. Appropriate viral test has been arranged for the patient and the test result was positive to Influenza A. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in stable condition.

     Admission to the concerned ward has been suspended and restricted visiting to the ward 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 case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.

Ends/Saturday, April 6, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:44