Update on cluster of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) gave the following update today (December 27) regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of inpatients with Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter (MDRA) in a male surgical ward:
     The laboratory test sample of another male patient, aged 81, in the ward was confirmed to have MDRA, but he had no clinical symptoms of infection. He passed away earlier due to underlying illness.

     QEH will continue the 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/Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:33