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Update on cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in Tuen Mun Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital gave the following update today (January 9) regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) carriers in a Medicine and Geriatrics Ward:

     In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has performed contact tracing. One more male patient, aged 86, has been confirmed as a VRE carrier but without clinical symptoms. He was discharged earlier.

     The hospital will continue its enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation in the ward. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Ends/Thursday, January 9, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:40


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