Cluster of Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 cases in PMH

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

     The spokesperson for Princess Margaret Hospital made the following announcement today (February 24):

     Five patients (three male and two female, aged 43 to 74) of a mixed medical ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since February 16. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patients and all of them were confirmed positive to Parainfluenza Virus Type 3. Two male and two female patients are being treated under isolation with stable condition, while one male patient passed away on February 20 due to his own underlying illness.

     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.

Published on: 2018-02-24

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