Baby dies, nine seriously ill with Greek Cyprus bacteria

A baby died and nine other newborns were seriously ill on Tuesday after a suspected outbreak of the rare Legionnaires' disease.

Baby dies, nine seriously ill with Greek Cyprus bacteria

A baby died and nine other newborns were seriously ill on Tuesday after a suspected outbreak of the rare Legionnaires' disease at a hospital in Greek Cyprus, medics said.

The newborn died on Tuesday and a second was in a critical condition while eight more were being treated for exposure to the same bacteria, doctors said. All ten were born at the same private clinic in December and were less than two weeks' old.

"Initial tests suggest it is the legionella bacteria," said health minister Christos Patsalides.

The private hospital has shut down its maternity ward.

Legionnaires is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, caused by an airborne bacteria normally generated in moist environments.

Reuters
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harper
harper - 10 yıl Before

I investgate such outbeaks worl wide and if the babys were in an incubator it maybe the humidifers system as this has been known before
I hope they all get better soon and ny thorghts go to the patrents.