Update on cluster of Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter cases in Tai Po Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients having been confirmed to be carriers of Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter (CRA) in a male orthopaedic rehabilitation ward, the spokesperson for the Tai Po Hospital (TPH) made the following update today (January 18):
     In accordance with the prevailing infection control procedures, the hospital has performed discharge screening and confirmed a discharged 53-year-old male patient as a CRA carrier.
     TPH 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/Monday, January 18, 2021
Issued at HKT 20:17