Update on cluster of Human Metapnemovirus cases in Siu Lam Hospital

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

     Regarding yesterday (January 10)'s announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Human Metapneumovirus in a male ward for severe intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following update today (January 11):
     One more patient, aged 34, in the ward has presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test results were positive for Human Metapneumovirus. The patient concerned 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 already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward are under close surveillance.
     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.

Published on: 2018-01-11

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