Update on cluster of Influenza A cases at Shatin Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Influenza A in a medical and geriatrics ward, the spokesperson for the Shatin Hospital gave the following update today (May 14):
     One more patient in the ward concerned, a 102-year-old female, presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test result was positive for Influenza A. The patient concerned is being treated in isolation and is in stable condition.
     Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the concerned 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, May 14, 2024
Issued at HKT 15:45