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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hong Kong : Update on cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" Regarding an earlier announcement on some patients of neurosurgical department found to be carriers of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE), the spokesperson of Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) made the following update today (September 28):

In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, one more 83-year old female patient is found to be carrier of VRE through contact tracing, but without clinical symptoms. The patient has passed away due to acute subarachnoid haemorrhage which is unrelated to VRE.

The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up."

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