Type-A flu cluster infection contained: Taipei hospital

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/08
By: Liang Pei-chi and Ko Lin

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) A Taipei hospital’s community health care home in which five people were confirmed to have been infected with type-A influenza virus said on Friday that the cluster infection has been contained.

The patients are now recovering, said Chen Shu-ting (陳淑廷), head of the Medical Affairs Office of the Renai branch of Taipei City Hospital.

A total of six of the patients who live at the health care home developed flu-like symptoms from March 2 to 7, Chen said.

Following flu antigen detection tests, five were later confirmed as having developed type-A flu, suggesting a cluster infection, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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