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Update on cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients confirmed to have Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in a mixed surgical ward, the spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) gave the following update today (November 13):

     One more male patient, aged 29, has been confirmed to have CPE without clinical symptoms.

     Infection control measures have been stepped up according to the established guidelines in the concerned wards. All other patients in the wards are under close surveillance. 
     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.
Ends/Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:25
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