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Monday, September 23, 2013

Hong Kong : Cluster of Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases in Castle Peak Hospital

Press release from Hong Kong's CHP :

" Nine patients (aged 21 to 64) and a staff member in a female ward for intellectual disability have presented with respiratory symptoms since September 19.

Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and eight were confirmed positive to Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition. The staff member is currently on leave.

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 ward are under close surveillance.

The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up."

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