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Update on cluster of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter cases in Tuen Mun Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients confirmed to be carriers of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter (MDRA) in an orthopaedic and traumatology ward, the spokesman for Tuen Mun Hospital gave the following update today (February 8):

     In accordance with the prevailing guidelines, the hospital commenced contact tracing and confirmed one more patient, a 68-year-old male, as a carrier of MDRA. He has passed away due to his underlying disease.

     The following enhanced infection control measures have been implemented according to the established guidelines:

     1. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the ward concerned;
     2. Application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
     3. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures.

     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up. The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation of the ward concerned.
Ends/Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:30
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