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Cluster of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter cases in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital made the following announcement today (October 25):
     Four female patients (aged 49 to 83) in a medical ward have been confirmed as carriers of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter since October 12. One of the patients has passed away due to her underlying medical conditions, while the other three patients are currently hospitalised for treatment and are in isolation in stable condition.
     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 cases have 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, October 25, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:35
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