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Sink taps source of infection that killed three babies

Sink taps were the source of an infection that killed three babies at a Belfast hospital, the Northern Ireland health minister has confirmed.

Edwin Poots told the NI Assembly that the pseudomonas bacteria had been traced to taps at a neo-natal unit in the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital.

The unit was deep cleaned at the weekend after six babies were found to be infected.

Three babies died as a result of the infection earlier this month.

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 24 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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