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Water bug discovered in more hospital taps

9th February 2012

Pseudomonas has been detected in water outlets in the neonatal units at three more hospitals in Northern Ireland.

Water tests from Daisy Hill in Newry, Craigavon Area Hospital and the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen, were positive and follows on from seven confirmed Pseudomonas infections associated with the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital (RJM). Steps had already been taken to ensure that babies did not come into contact with the water supply. No babies in the latest hospitals are infected with Pseudomonas. Four babies have died from the infection in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.


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