Search This Blog

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hong Kong : Update on cluster of Rotavirus cases in a paediatric infant ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) gave the following update today (June 15) regarding an earlier announcement about Rotavirus cases in the QEH paediatric infant ward:

Another male infant aged 1 week old in the paediatric infant ward has presented with diarrhoea symptoms. The test results of the infant concerned were positive for Rotavirus. He is being treated under isolation and is in stable condition.

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

The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up measures."

No comments:

Post a Comment