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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 (January 10):
     Ten patients (aged 56 to 75) in a female forensic psychiatric ward had presented with respiratory symptoms since January 7. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patients and their test results 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/Friday, January 10, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:05
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