Cluster of Influenza A cases in Kowloon Hospital

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

The spokesperson for Kowloon Hospital made the following announcement today (June 8):

Four male patients (aged 61 to 79) and two staff members in a Rehabilitation Ward presented with respiratory symptoms and fever since May 31. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition, while the staff members have recovered.

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 concerned 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.

Published on: 2012-06-08

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