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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:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) carriers in an Orthopaedics and Traumatology ward, the spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital gave the following update today (February 8):
     In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has performed contact tracing and confirmed one more 92-year-old female patient as a VRE carrier without clinical symptoms. The patient had been discharged earlier.
     The hospital will continue the enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation of 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, February 8, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:00
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