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Monday, September 19, 2011

Hong Kong : Update on cluster of Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases in female mentally handicapped ward of Tuen Mun Hospital

Article via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" Regarding the earlier announcement on some patients of a female mentally handicapped ward had been confirmed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus, the spokesperson of Tuen Mun Hospital provided the following update today (September 17):

One more 54-year-old patient in the ward had presented with upper respiratory infection symptoms. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patient and the test results are pending. The patient concerned is being treated under isolation and in stable condition.

Admission to and discharge from the ward have been suspended. Restricted visiting to the ward has been imposed. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward concerned are under close surveillance."

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