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Admissions halted at Giulesti Maternity after 12 newborn babies confirmed with MRSA. 11 employees, carriers of the bacterium

Health Ministry and the Public Health Directorate have stopped all admissions at the Giulesti Maternity in Bucharest after 11 employees had been identified as carriers of MRSA. The employees are suspended, and the measure will remain in force until a total disinfection is conducted.

The scandal broke out after 15 newborn babies, coming from the Giulesti Maternity, had been admitted to “Grigore Alexandrescu” Hospital for children under MRSA suspicion. In the case of 12 of them, the MRSA infection has been confirmed.

Health minister Sorina Pintea has not ruled out the possibility of totally shutting down the maternity if experts agreed on that measure.

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