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  • China: Virus claims at top hospital probed after death of three newborns in Foshan- enterovirus?

    Source: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1147504.shtml

    Virus claims at top hospital probed after death of three newborns
    By Xu Keyue Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/25 22:03:41

    Health authorities in South China's Guangdong Province are investigating after three newborns died in a top hospital, allegedly after being infected with a virus.

    An official from Shunde Hospital of Southern Medical University in Foshan, Guangdong told the Global Times on Thursday that experts from provincial and municipal health bureaus had arrived to look into the deaths.

    The incident came to public attention after a netizen, who said he was the father of one of the newborns, disclosed on social media that a few days after his baby was born, the child was infected with a strain of enterovirus, which can cause a range of symptoms from the mild to the more serious.

    The post on WeChat, under the user name wuchangqi, said his baby died because of internal bleeding, brain hemorrhage and multiple organ failure. The post alleged that two other newborns had died with similar symptoms in the past month, and suggested that they were all infected at the hospital.

    "Many newborns were transferred to other hospitals after infection, they showed various degree of illness," said wuchangqi...
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