Cluster of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter cases in Princess Margaret Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Princess Margaret Hospital made the following announcement today (October 15):
     Three patients (one male and two females, aged 51 to 84) of a mixed medical and geriatric ward have been confirmed to have Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter since October 4. All of them are under isolation in stable condition.
     The hospital will conduct contact tracing for the close contacts. The following enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted:
  1. Enhanced cleansing and disinfection of the ward concerned
  2. Applied stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene
  3. Enhanced attention to contamination-prone procedures

     The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-ups.

Ends/Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:48