Update on cluster of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cases in Princess Margaret Hospital

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) carriers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the spokesperson for Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) made the following update today (July 11):
     In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has performed enhanced surveillance and one more 13-day-old baby boy was confirmed today (July 11) as an MRSA carrier without clinical symptoms. The baby is still hospitalised under medical surveillance and isolation and is in a stable condition.
     The hospital will continue with the enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation of the ward. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Published on: 2018-07-11

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