Cluster of Parainfluenza Virus cases in Cheshire Home, Shatin

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

  The spokesperson for Cheshire Home, Shatin made the following announcement today (March 6):
  Five patients (aged 46 to 95) in a female infirmary ward presented with respiratory symptoms since February 17. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Parainfluenza Virus Type 3. The patients are being treated under isolation with 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 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: 2018-03-06

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