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  • "I hope the little ones affected across the country make a complete recovery. RIP the little one who didn't. This is awful. Just shows that, despite all the procedures and practices and box ticking now in place in hospitals, they were much more clean and hygienic years ago when they were under the strict control of matrons - and not packed to the gills by an over-inflated population.

    Is nobody testing the batches when they arrive? I suppose the hospital wouldln't expect to have to but I think it would be a good idea from now on given the circumstances."
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Babies given infected nutrition liquid in Southend and Basildon

Babies given infected nutrition liquid in Southend and Basildon

Babies given infected nutrition liquid in Southend and Basildon

Babies given infected nutrition liquid in Southend and Basildon

First published in Echo News
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BABIES are being treated at Southend and Basildon Hospitals after being given contaminated nutritional liquid.

Staff at both hospitals confirmed one baby at each site had been fed through a drip a batch of parenteral nutrition which had been infected by Bacillus cereus bacteria.

Treatment is being provided to both infants, with the child in Southend's neonatal unit being described as "showing symptons of septicaemia".

An investigation is currently ongoing with officials from Public Health England and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority looking into how the batches from pharmaceutical firm ITH Pharma became contaminated.

A baby at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London tragically died after developing septicaemia through the contaminated liquid.

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