At least 7 babies died from bacteria in Cuban hospital

Miami Herald, September 5, 2008

At least seven newborns died in the Cuban maternity hospital Hijas de Galicia due to a bacterial infection they contracted in the operating room. The infection was caused by the bacteria acinetobacter in the operating room of the facility, according to sources. A medical source who did not want to be identified said the children "were born completely healthy." But a few hours after birth they developed respiratory problems, with sneezing and coughing, as well as a change in skin tone, lack of energy, fever, breathing difficulty, inflamed lungs, and meningoencephalitis.


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