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  • Hong Kong, Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital (December 17 2012)

    [Source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
    Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital


    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

    The spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following announcement today (December 17):

    Five patients (aged 32 to 44) and a staff member in a female severe mentally handicapped ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since December 11.

    Appropriate viral tests had been 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. The staff member concerned has recovered and resumed duty.

    Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting is being 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.


    Ends/Monday, December 17, 2012
    Issued at HKT 18:20
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    Re: Hong Kong, Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital (December 17 2012)

    [Source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
    Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital


    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

    Regarding the recent confirmation of a number of patients with Influenza A in a female severe mentally handicapped ward, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following update today (December 18):

    Two more female patients (aged 49 and 58) and a staff member in the ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms.

    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. The staff member is currently on sick 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 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.


    Ends/Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Issued at HKT 18:30
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      Re: Hong Kong, Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital (December 17 2012)

      [Source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
      Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital


      The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

      The spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following announcement today (December 19):

      Three patients (aged 19 to 38) in a male severe mentally handicapped ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms since December 17.

      Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results were positive for Influenza A.

      In addition, regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of confirmed cases of Influenza A in a female severe mentally handicapped ward, one more 21-year-old patient and a staff member in the ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms today. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test results were positive for Influenza A.

      The patients concerned are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition. The staff member is currently on sick leave.

      Admission to the wards 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 wards 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.


      Ends/Wednesday, December 19, 2012
      Issued at HKT 19:35
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      • #4
        Re: Hong Kong, Cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital (December 17 2012)

        [Source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
        Update on cluster of Influenza A cases in Siu Lam Hospital


        The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

        Regarding an earlier announcement on clusters of confirmed cases of Influenza A in a male ward and a female ward for the severe mentally handicapped, the spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital made the following update today (December 21):

        Four more patients (aged 23 to 60) in the male ward and one more 27-year-old patient in the female ward had presented with fever and respiratory symptoms.

        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.

        Admission to the wards 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 wards 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.


        Ends/Friday, December 21, 2012
        Issued at HKT 17:15
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