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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hong Kong : Case of NDM-1 Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae under CHP investigation

From Hong Kong's CHP :

" The Public Health Laboratory Services Branch (PHLSB) of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health confirmed today (June 25) a case of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a 15-month-old baby boy.

The boy, with good past health, lives in Guangzhou. He presented with fever, running nose and cough on June 8, and developed convulsion on June 11. He was admitted to a hospital in the Mainland and was subsequently admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital on June 16. He was diagnosed as having pneumonia and febrile convulsion. His condition has been stable all along, and he was discharged on June 19.

The patient's rectal swab yielded NDM-1 Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae as confirmed by the PHLSB.

His family contacts are asymptomatic. Investigations by the CHP are under way.

This is the 30th detected case of NDM Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Hong Kong."

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