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Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Kwai Chung 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 Kwai Chung Hospital (KCH) gave the following update today (August 19):
     One more patient, aged 59, in the ward presented with respiratory symptoms. The appropriate viral test was arranged for the patient and the test result was positive for Influenza A. The patient has since recovered and been discharged.
     Infection control measures have 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/Monday, August 19, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:10
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