Cluster of Influenza A cases in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital made the following announcement today (April 21):

     Seven patients (aged 57 to 90) in a male integrated medical and geriatric ward had presented with upper respiratory tract infection symptoms since April 15. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged and their test results were positive to Influenza A. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation with stable condition.

     Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to the 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.

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