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Update on cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern 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 Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) gave the following update today (March 14):
     Following a contact tracing investigation, two more male patients (aged 76 and 95) in a medical ward of PYNEH were identified as carriers of VRE. The patients are now being treated in isolation and are 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 cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health for necessary follow-up.
Ends/Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:30
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