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Cluster of Clostridium Difficile toxin cases in Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Tai Sin Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The spokesperson for Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Tai Sin Hospital made the following announcement today (June 19):
     Four patients (two males and two females, aged 80 to 88) of a Rehabilitation and Extended Care ward had presented with diarrhoea symptoms since June 6. Appropriate tests were arranged for the patients and their test results were positive for Clostridium Difficile toxin. The patients are being treated under isolation in stable condition.
     Infection control measures in the ward have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward concerned are under close surveillance.
     The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Monday, June 19, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:32
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