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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hong Kong : A cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" Six female patients (aged 19 to 48) and three staff members in a female severe mentally handicapped ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since January 16. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the concerned patients and their test results were positive to Influenza A. All patients have been transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment under isolation and are in stable condition. For the three staff members, one has recovered and resumed duty while the other two are on sick leave.

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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