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Update on cluster of Clostridium Difficile toxin cases at Wong Tai Sin Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for TWGHs Wong Tai Sin Hospital (WTSH) made the following update today (February 28) regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of Clostridium Difficile toxin cases in a tuberculosis and chest ward.

     One more 34-year-old female patient who previously stayed in the ward presented with diarrhoea symptoms. The test results for the patient concerned were positive for Clostridium Difficile toxin. The patient was transferred to Kwong Wah Hospital on February 22. She is being treated under isolation and is in stable condition.

     Admission to the ward concerned has been suspended and restricted visiting to the ward has also been imposed. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward are under close medical surveillance.

     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Ends/Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:43


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