Cluster of Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 cases at Siu Lam Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following announcement today (May 28):
     Four patients (aged 39 to 63) in a male ward for severe intellectual disability have presented with respiratory symptoms since May 26. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results 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/Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:57