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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hong Kong : Cluster of Vancomycin Resistance Enterococci cases in Caritas Medical Centre

From Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, a 65-year-old male patient with history of hypertension and stroke was admitted to the medical ward in CMC was found to be Vancomycin Resistance Enterococci (VRE) carrier on January 30. The patient is being treated under isolation and his condition is stable.

The hospital has screened the patients who stayed in the same ward with the index patient in the same period according to the guidelines. It was found eight male inpatients (aged 74 to 87) were found to be VRE carriers. All the confirmed patients are being treated under isolation. Among them, one has been recovered and discharged. The other seven patients are in stable condition."

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