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Hospital's Bacteria Infection Cases Found Mostly in the NICU

By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh confirmed 12 cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Infection Control website.

The cases are mostly in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as of July 1.

The hospital tested all NICU patients, and six tested positive for MRSA. 

Some staff members also showed signs of the disease, and six have tested positive.

A visitor to the neonatal intensive care unit is believed to have brought in the antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, according to a report on the Health Leaders website.

Read the article.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, see the FacilitiesNet health care topic page.


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