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Cluster of Influenza A cases in Cheshire Home, Shatin
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Cheshire Home, Shatin, made the following announcement today (March 25):

     Three patients (aged 56 to 69) in a male infirmary ward had presented with symptoms of fever since March 21. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients 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 ward concerned 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/Monday, March 25, 2024
Issued at HKT 19:02
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