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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hong Kong : Public hospitals announce latest Human Swine Influenza cases

From Hong Kong's CHP :

" In response to the 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 in the intensive care units of public hospitals.

The HA spokesman today (February 28) announced that there were three newly confirmed Human Swine Influenza (HSI) cases over the past 72 hours (from February 26, 2pm to February 28, 2pm), including a 55-year-old male patient at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a 61-year-old male patient at Kwong Wah Hospital.

Both patients are in critical condition. The third case is a 17-year-old female patient at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. She is in serious condition. All patients have been prescribed with Tamiflu.

A 79-year-old male HSI patient at Kwong Wah Hospital succumbed today due to continued deterioration of clinical condition. The hospital expressed deep condolences to the patient's family."

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