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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hong Kong : Human Metapneumovirus case in forensic admission ward in Castle Peak Hospital

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

" Three male patients (aged 37 to 51) in a forensic admission ward had presented with respiratory symptoms since October 10. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and one of them tested positive for Human Metapneumovirus. The patients are being treated under isolation and one of them has been transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital. All patients are in stable condition.

Admission to the ward has been suspended and 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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