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Tung Wah Eastern Hospital announces Influenza A cases
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tung Wah Eastern Hospital (TWEH) made the following announcement today (July 31):

     Three patients (aged 81 to 87) in a female geriatric ward had presented with respiratory symptoms since July 26. Appropriate viral test had been arranged for the patients and all the results were positive to Influenza A. The patients are still hospitalised under isolation with stable condition.

     Admission to the ward has been suspended. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines.

    The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.
Ends/Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Issued at HKT 14:40
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