Fatal bug closes baby ward14th February 2008
A hospital has closed its neo-natal unit temporarily to premature babies after an infant died and another suffered an infection.
One pre-term baby died in December after developing the airborne fungus aspergillus at Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester and a second baby has now tested positive for the infection. The hospital says it closed the ward as a precaution to new admissions while it establishes ‚Äúcommon contributory factors.‚Ä? The aspergillus fungus is very common but is particularly dangerous to those with weakened immune systems.
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Title: Fatal bug closes baby ward
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5652
Date Added: 14th Feb 2008