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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hong Kong : Public hospitals announce the latest Human Swine Influenza cases

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

" 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 in the intensive care units of public hospitals. The HA spokesman today (February 21) announced that there were four newly confirmed Human Swine Influenza (HSI) cases over the past 72 hours (from 2pm on February 18 to 2pm on February 21), including a 63-year-old female patient at Princess Margaret Hospital, a 55-year-old male patient at Caritas Medical Centre and a 48-year-old male patient at Yan Chai Hospital. The three patients are in critical condition. Another patient is a 29-month-old girl at Queen Elizabeth Hospital who is in serious condition. All patients were prescribed with Tamiflu.

A 63-year-old female HSI patient in critical condition at Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals succumbed today due to continued deterioration of clinical condition. The hospital expressed deep condolences to the patient's family."

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