Hospital 'confident' no other babies are contaminated

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where a baby died after being given a suspected contaminated feeding tube, said it was "confident" that no other newborns on its unit have contracted bacillus cereus.

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Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them during this very difficult and emotional time.

A consultant neonatologist has spoken to all of the families on the unit.

The babies on the unit have been closely monitored for any signs of infection since we withdrew the contaminated feed. We are confident that no other newborns have contracted bacillus cereus.The two other babies who were ill are stable and doing well.

– A spokesman for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Third baby death linked to contaminated hospital drip

A third baby has died after being given fluid from a suspected contaminated feeding tube, Public Health England confirmed. A total of 23 babies - including the three who died - are thought to have been infected with the bacillus cereus bacteria.