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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hong Kong : Update on cluster of Influenza B cases at Castle Peak Hospital

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

" Regarding the recent confirmation of a number of patients with Influenza B in a female long stay ward, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following update today (March 15):

One more 44-year-old female patient in the ward has presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests have been arranged for the patient and the test results are pending. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in a stable condition.

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

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