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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 made the following announcement today (March 27):
     Three patients (aged 48 to 67) of a male Neurosurgery ward have been confirmed as having Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter (MDRA) since March 12. They are currently under isolation. One of them is in stable condition. The remaining two are in serious condition due to underlying diseases.
     Infection control measures in the ward concerned have already been stepped up according to prevailing guidelines. All other patients in the ward are under close medical surveillance.
     The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection.
Ends/Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:41
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