Two Chicago hospital patients with bacterial infections die

Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2009

Two intensive-care patients at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago recently died after becoming infected with a common bacterium sometimes found in intensive-care units. Officials learned Feb. 23 that four patients in the hospital's ICU were infected with acinetobacter, the hospital said in a statement. Before the outbreak was contained, seven of the ward's 10 patients were infected. Hospital spokeswoman Sharon Thurman confirmed Monday that two of the patients later died. It is unclear whether the bacterial infections contributed to the two deaths at Roseland.


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