This will be the second time a NICU was closed in Toronto in 3 months. In March, Women’s College had to close their unit due to vast spreadling infection.
According to 640 news part of the neo-natal unit at Toronto’s Mt. Sinai Hospital has been closed after a baby died of a highly feared bacterial infection.
The premature infant died on the weekend of blood poisoning and another infant has contracted the harmful pathogen that causes severe infections.
But Dr. Allison McGreer says the second infant isn’t seriously ill.
Still the area for Mt. Sinai’s most fragile babies remains closed as a precaution and extra stiff hygenic measures are in place for other areas of the hospital.