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Updated on cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in Yan Chai Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) carrier cases, the spokesperson for Yan Chai Hospital gave the following update today (February 17):
     Following contact tracing investigation, one more 88-year-old male patient in the orthopaedic ward was identified as a carrier of VRE while not having signs of infection. The patient is now being treated under isolation and is in stable condition.
     The ward concerned has adopted the following enhanced infection control measures:
  1. Enhanced hand hygiene and stringent contact precautions;
  2. Enhanced attention to contamination-prone procedures; and
  3. Enhanced disinfection and cleaning of the ward concerned.
     The hospital will continue the enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation of the ward concerned. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Friday, February 17, 2023
Issued at HKT 15:15
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