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Baby Death at Bristol Hospital

A premature baby has died at Southmead Hospital and a number of others have been given treatment following an outbreak of a water-borne bacteria at the hospital.

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Health Protection Agency providing support to North Bristol NHS Trust

The HPA has provided advice to the trust on measures to reduce the risk to other babies in the unit and we will continue to work with the trust to monitor the situation until confident that the risk has been minimised.

"The infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics, especially if treatment is started immediately after confirming the diagnosis."

– Dr Mark Evans, Health Protection Agency

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