The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
Regarding an earlier announcement on cases of diarrhoea, vomiting and fever symptoms in a Rehabilitation and Extended Care ward in Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Tai Sin Hospital (WTSH), the hospital had the following update today (November 10):
Two more female patients (aged 82 and 99) in the ward have presented with diarrhoea symptoms.The patients are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition. Tests have been carried out. One of the test results was positive for Norovirus, while the other is pending. So far a total of seven patients and one staff member have presented with similar symptoms.Test results of three patients were positive for Norovirus.
Infection control measures have already been enhanced. Admission to and discharge from the ward are suspended for the time being, while visiting arrangements remain as normal. All patients and 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.