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

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson of Tuen Mun Hospital gave the following update today (January 27) regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients with Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in a male Medicine and Geriatrics Rehabilitation ward:

     The hospital has performed contact tracing in accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines and confirmed one more male patient aged 58 as having VRE. The patient is being hospitalised under isolation with stable condition.

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

Ends/Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Issued at HKT 19:16