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No active infection for babies in Belfast

23rd January 2012

Doctors have confirmed that all of the 24 babies at the Royal Jubilee Maternity neo-natal unit in Belfast have not been found to have signs of the skin infection Pseudomonas.

Three babies deaths have been caused by the infection over the last two weeks, while five have been found to have the bacteria on their skin. Northern Ireland's Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said: "What we do know are all the steps that the staff have put in place to get on top of the infection. We are not complacent and we will leave no stone unturned until we get this under control. The priority is to get on top of the situation and support parents at this time." 

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