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Cluster of Human Metapneumovirus 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 (March 19):

     ​Three patients (aged 35 to 69) in a male adult psychiatric ward have presented with respiratory symptoms since March 8. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Human Metapneumovirus. The patients concerned are being treated in 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/Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Issued at HKT 18:50
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