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Friday, January 20, 2012

Third Baby Dies Of Infection At the Royal Hospital in Belfast

A third baby has died after an outbreak of a deadly infection at the Royal Hospital in Belfast.

The death was confirmed as it emerged that all expectant mothers were set to be transferred to other hospitals in the Irish Republic and Britain.

The hospital's maternity unit will undergo a "deep clean", hospital officials said.

The deaths are believed to be linked to the pseudomonas infection, which can cause severe breathing and other problems.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is bacteria found in soil, water, plants and animals, and is particularly harmful to those who are already ill.

Admissions have been restricted to all but the most seriously ill babies who cannot be treated elsewhere. Read More