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Leicester Royal Infirmary's intensive care unit reopens

Leicester Royal Infirmary
The unit was steam cleaned and disinfected after the discovery

Leicester Royal Infirmary's intensive care unit has reopened after being closed following the discovery of a patient with a rare superbug.

A patient was found to be infected with Acinetobacter baumannii, a bacteria that is resistant to a wide range of antibiotics.

The unit closed on Friday and has now been steam cleaned and disinfected, a hospital spokesperson said.

The hospital continued to provide intensive care on other wards.

Up to 10 non-urgent operations had to be cancelled as a result of the closure.

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