Hong Kong – Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases at Tuen Mun Hospital

Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases at Tuen Mun Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) made the following announcement today (September 10):
 
     Three male patients (aged 64 to 84) in a medical and geriatrics ward of TMH have been confirmed as carriers of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae since September 4. They are being treated under isolation and in stable condition.
 
     The ward concerned has adopted the following enhanced infection control measures:
 

  1. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures;
  2. Continuing to apply stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection for the environment and facilities of the ward.

 
     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in the ward concerned. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong – Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases in Kowloon Hospital

Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases in Kowloon Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Kowloon Hospital made the following announcement today (August 25):
     
     Nine female patients (aged 25 to 86) of an extended care ward have been confirmed as being carriers of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae since August 20. A patient had been discharged earlier, and the remaining eight patients are being treated under isolation and in stable condition.
 
     The hospital infection control team has followed up with the department concerned and the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). The following enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted in the ward:
 

  1. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures;
  2. Continued application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the environment and equipment of the ward.

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in the ward concerned. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the CHP for necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong – Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital made the following announcement today (July 15):

     Four male patients (aged 60 to 89) of a male surgical ward have been confirmed as being carriers of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae since June 3. Two patients had been discharged earlier, and the remaining two patients are being treated under isolation and in stable condition.

     The hospital infection control team has followed up with the department concerned and the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). The following enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted in the ward:
 

  1. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures;
  2. Continued application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection for the environment and equipment of the ward.
     

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in the ward concerned. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the CHP for necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong – Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases in Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital

Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases in Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital (OLMH) made the following announcement today (April 19):
 
     A 95-year-old patient in a female medical ward of OLMH was confirmed to be infected with Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on April 13. In accordance with prevailing guidelines, the hospital has commenced contact tracing and identified two more female patients (aged 92 and 99) who are CPE carriers. One of the patients had been discharged earlier. Two patients are being treated under isolation with stable condition.
 
     The hospital infection control team has followed up with the departments concerned and the Centre for Health Protection. The following enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted in the ward:
 

  1. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures;
  2. Applied stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene of staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the ward.

 
     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation of the ward. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.