Miami Children's Hospital Plagued By Deadly Bacteria

Doctor says a deadly bacteria has spread in the newborn ICU unit of Miami Children's Hospital

A deadly, drug-resistant bacteria has spread in the neonatal intensive care unit at Miami Children's Hospital, but not before strands killed two newborns and may have infected a third.

Babies have been evacuated from the area and the ICU is being cleaned to destroy at least two strands of pseudomonas, a doctor told WPLG Local 10 News on Wednesday.

The doctor said he had wanted to send some newborns to the area, but opted not to because of the bacteria.

It's unclear how the bacteria made it into the ICU, which is designed primarily to treat premature or ill babies.

Miami Children's Hospital released the following statement:

"The hospital extends deepest sympathy to the families of the babies. We have taken all appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of our patients and families. We continue to examine this matter in detail. At this time, the results of our examination are inconclusive. Due to privacy laws we are unable to give specific patient information."

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