Update on cluster of Clostridium Difficile toxin cases at Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement of a cluster of Clostridium Difficile toxin infection cases in a female medical ward, the spokesperson for Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital made the following update today (May 14):

     One more 74-year-old patient in the ward was confirmed to be infected by the Clostridium Difficile toxin. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in a stable condition.  

     Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward concerned are under close surveillance. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Ends/Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:59