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Update on cluster of Rhinovirus/Enterovirus cases in Caritas Medical Centre
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Rhinovirus/Enterovirus in a ward of the Developmental Disabilities Unit, the spokesperson for Caritas Medical Centre gave the following update today (May 25):

     One more female patient (aged 16) of the same ward has presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since May 24. Her viral test result was positive for Rhinovirus/Enterovirus. The patient is being treated in isolation and is in stable condition.

     Enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted in the ward concerned according to prevailing guidelines. Droplet and contact precautions, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection of the environment and equipment have also been strengthened. The ward concerned has also suspended visiting arrangements.

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in the ward concerned. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.
Ends/Thursday, May 25, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:52
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