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Influenza A Cases

The spokesperson of the Prince of Wales Hospital made the following announcement today (6 September):

Seven patients (4 males and 3 females aged 1 to 4) of the inpatient ward of the Children’s Cancer Centre have presented with influenza symptoms since 2 September 2013. Viral tests have been arranged for these patients and their samples were all positive to Influenza A.

One of the patients has been discharged. The other 6 patients are now being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.

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