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Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases at Tung Wah Eastern Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tung Wah Eastern Hospital (TWEH) made the following announcement today (December 2):

     Three male patients (aged 78 to 86) in a medical ward of TWEH have been confirmed as carriers of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae since November 28. They are being treated under isolation. One of the patients passed away on November 30 due to underlying illness. The other two patients are in stable condition.

     The ward concerned has adopted the following enhanced infection control measures:
  1. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures;
  2. Continuing to apply stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection for the environment and facilities of the ward.

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in the ward concerned. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Friday, December 2, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:30
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