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Cluster of Influenza A cases at Haven of Hope Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Haven of Hope Hospital made the following announcement today (March 19):

     Seven patients (aged 67 to 92) in a medical ward have presented with fever or respiratory symptoms since March 15. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. Among the patients, an 81-year-old woman passed away this morning due to her underlying diseases, while the others are being treated in isolation and are in stable condition. 

     Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the wards 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 18:52
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