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Babies MRSA tests were 'wrong'

7th May 2009

An investigation is under way at a Manchester hospital after families were told that their babies had MRSA only to discover none of them had the disease.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has apologised for the error and said that the first tests provided "false positive results". The health trust found the superbug on seven babies during routine screening at St Mary's Hospital but further tests carried out on the babies on the neo-natal unit provided negative results.

 

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