Cluster of Rhinovirus cases involving 6 patients aged 3 to 37 reported at Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay


30th January 2023 – (Hong Kong)   Six patients (five males and one female, aged 3 to 37) in a ward of the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) have presented with fever or respiratory symptoms since 26th January. Appropriate tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Rhinovirus. They are now being treated under isolation with stable condition.
Admission to the ward has been suspended. Infection control measures have been stepped up according to the established guidelines. The hospital will continue to closely monitor the other patients in the ward. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.