Babies diagnosed with superbug in Romania, hospital shut
The Grigore Alexandru children's hospital said Thursday it was treating at least six babies born recently in Giulesti for the bug. It said the babies didn't have a fever, without providing further information on their condition.
The ministry said wards would be closed for cleaning and disinfection after patients were discharged.
The hospital said it had cancelled dozens of C-section operations next week. Women will have the procedure at other public hospitals in the capital.
The bacteria often live on the skin or in the nostrils without causing symptoms.
They can become more dangerous if they enter the bloodstream, destroying heart valves or causing other damage.
Microbiologists say up to 30 per cent of humans are long-term carriers of the bug.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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