Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
the recent confirmation on a cluster of patients with Human
Metapneumovirus in a male infirmary ward, the spokesperson for Pok Oi
Hospital gave the following update today (February 26):
50-year-old male patient and two staff members in the ward had presented
with fever and respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were
arranged for the patient and the test results are pending. The patient
concerned is being treated under isolation and is in stable condition.
The staff members concerned are on sick leave.
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 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.