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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hong Kong : Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

From CHP in Hong Kong :

" A 63-year-old male patient of a surgical ward of PYNEH was confirmed to be a Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) carrier on June 18.

In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, screening of contacts was performed. Five more in-patients (four male and one female, aged 43 to 78) were confirmed as VRE carriers but without clinical symptoms.

One of the patients had passed away due to underlying illness while another four have been discharged. The remaining patient is still hospitalised under medical surveillance and isolation with stable condition."

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