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Baby catches MRSA

14th May 2008

Liam King was diagnosed with a blocked heart whilst still in the womb.  His parents were told he wouldn't survive more than 15 minutes after birth.

However, he became the youngest in Britain to have a pacemaker fitted. The operation was deemed a success.

Now, at just nine weeks old, he is fighting a hospital superbug.  Liam is back in isolation after contracting MRSA.

His parents had been impressed by hygiene and cleanliness in the ward where the pacemaker was fitted and believe it was picked up during one of his many follow-up appointments at other hospitals.  They are now speaking to their MP to complain about the standards of cleaniness at the hospital where they believe Liam caught the bug.

 

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Article Information

Title: Baby catches MRSA
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 6749
Date Added: 14th May 2008

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