The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
The spokesperson for Kowloon Hospital (KH) issued the following announcement today (December 1):
From November 29 to today, six patients (aged 21 to 51) and one staff member of a male ward in KH have presented with fever (38?C or above) or flu symptoms. Viral tests were arranged for them and three patients were subsequently confirmed with Human Swine Influenza. The six patients are being treated under isolation and prescribed with Tamiflu. All patients are in stable condition. The concerned staff member is in stable condition after treatment and on sick leave.
Infection control measures of the concerned ward have already been stepped up. Admission and visiting to the ward has been suspended. Patients relatives have been informed about the situation. All other patients and the staff 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 follow up.