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

     The spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following announcement today (May 10):
     Three patients (aged 31 to 69) in a male adult psychiatric ward have presented with respiratory symptoms since May 6. Appropriate viral tests have been arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. 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/Friday, May 10, 2024
Issued at HKT 18:26
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