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Update on cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases at Tuen Mun Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an announcement yesterday (April 25) on a cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) carriers in a Medicine and Geriatrics ward, the spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital made the following update today (April 26):

     In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has performed contact tracing and one more 85-year-old male patient was confirmed as a VRE carrier without clinical symptoms. He is still hospitalised under isolation and medical surveillance and is in a stable condition.

     The hospital will continue the enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation of the ward. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:51
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