Two babies die at German clinic amid fears about deadly bacteria
Feb 29, 2012, 14:18 GMT
Berlin - Two premature babies were found dead Wednesday at a northern German hospital where a deadly bacteria killed three newborn children last year.
Wednesday's deaths at a clinic in Bremen resulted in the hospital's newborn station being closed and the clinic's managing director, Diethelm Hansen, being put on leave, city chief health officer Renate Juergens-Pieper said at a hastily convened press conference.
She said it remains unclear whether the deaths of the two babies Wednesday were connected to a highly resistent bacteria that infected three premature babies in the same maternity ward at the clinic last week.
Last year, three newborn babies at the clinic died from the bacteria. Several infants were also infected.
This resulted in the clinic's newborn babies' intensive care station being closed temporarily to allow for it to be disinfected and rebuilt before it was reopened.
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