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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hong Kong : Public hospitals announce latest Human Swine Influenza cases

Press release from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection, excerpt :

" In response to the recent influenza situation in Hong Kong, the Hospital Authority (HA), in close collaboration with the Centre for Health Protection, has activated the enhanced monitoring system for severe influenza patients staying at the intensive care unit of public hospitals.

The HA spokesman today (February 9) announced that there were six newly confirmed Human Swine Influenza (HSI) cases in critical condition, including a 47-year-old male patient at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a 36-year-old female patient at Queen Mary Hospital, a 65-year-old female patient Tuen Mun Hospital, a 39-year-old male patient at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and two patients (7-year-old male and 38-year-old female) at Prince of Wales Hospital.

They are being treated in the intensive care units under Tamiflu treatment."

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