Drug-resistant infection detected
June 08, 2012
The Centre for Health Protection has identified an imported case of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae in a 64-year-old man, Hong Kong’s ninth case of the antibiotic-resistant infection.
The patient, with chronic illness, travelled to Thailand between April 8 and May 17.
He has developed a fever, chills, rigor and inflammation of the left leg since April 19 and was diagnosed as having necrotising fasciitis. He was admitted to a hospital in Thailand on that day.
He was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital on May 18 for further treatment on his unhealed wound. He then tested positive for the infection. He is now stable.