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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hong Kong : Update on cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in medical ward of Caritas Medical Centre

Press release from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" Regarding the announcement earlier on a male medical ward in which some patients had been confirmed with Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE), the spokesperson for Caritas Medical Centre made the following update today (August 22):

One more 77-year-old male patient, admitted to the ward concerned for chest infection, was confirmed today to be a VRE carrier. The patient is being treated under isolation and is in stable condition. The hospital has stepped up infection control measures according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward concerned are under close surveillance."

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