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Monday, June 17, 2013

Hong Kong : Update on a Cluster of Influenza A Cases in Siu Lam Hospital

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

" Regarding recent confirmation of some patients infected with Influenza A in a male ward for the severely intellectual disabled, a spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital (SLH) made the following update today (June 16):

One more 53-year-old patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patient and his test result was positive to Influenza A. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in stable condition.

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

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