Belfast parents' anxious wait for test results


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The Independent Online

The parents of 24 babies must wait to learn if their newborns have caught an infection that has so far claimed three lives in a Northern Ireland maternity ward.

The Royal Jubilee Hospital in Belfast was undergoing a deep clean last night, after an outbreak of the pseudomonas infection, which causes breathing difficulties and tissue damage. All babies have been removed from the ward and have been placed in side rooms within the unit.