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Cluster of Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases in Siu Lam Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesman for Siu Lam Hospital made the following announcement today (May 14):

     Three patients (aged 54 to 71) in a male ward for severe intellectual disability have presented with respiratory symptoms since May 10. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patients concerned and their test results were positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in 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/Sunday, May 14, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:35
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