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Update on cluster of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Queen Mary Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of babies confirmed to be carriers of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the spokesperson for Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) gave the following update today (December 18):
     In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has performed enhanced surveillance and five more babies (four male and one female, aged 23 days to one month) have been confirmed as CA-MRSA carriers without clinical symptoms. One of these babies has been discharged and the others are still being hospitalised with stable condition due to underlying diseases.
     QMH will continue the enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation of the ward. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Monday, December 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:28
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