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Baby unit reopens

1st November 2007

A hospital neonatal unit has reopened to new admissions following cases of six babies testing positive for a strain of MRSA.

The East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust closed the unit at the Royal Blackburn Hospital to reduce the risk of spread of infection, which was first identified in mid-September. The infants being treated for the strain of the bug - Panton-Valentine Leukocidin – were kept in separate areas during the outbreak. The hospital said all proper procedures were being followed, as verified by the Health Protection Agency.


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