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

  Regarding an earlier announcement on patients confirmed to be Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) carriers in a male medical ward, the spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital gave the following update today (June 26):
  One more 75-year-old patient in the ward has been confirmed to be a CPE carrier through active screening without clinical symptoms. The patient is being treated under isolation with stable condition.
  The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation and adopt the enhanced infection control measures 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, June 26, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:52
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