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by News Department on 10/08/19

3 Infants die...

Three infants have died, all of them victims of a waterborne infection in the NICU at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. 

Officials reported that the department recently experienced an outbreak of pseudomonas infection, which is a waterborne infection among premature infants. 

A total of eight babies have been exposed to the infection, four were treated and recovered and one is still receiving treatment. 

Doctors say they believe the deaths of the three infants were a result of their already vulnerable state because they were born extremely premature. 

Officials with Geisinger say they are taking the precautionary steps in making sure this type of outbreak doesn’t happen again. 

The NICU will remain open, however, it’s restricting babies born under 32 weeks.

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