Three types of mould caused deadly Edinburgh hospital infection

27 March 2019 – Scotsman

Three different types of mould has caused the hospital infection linked to the deaths of a number of heart surgery patients in Edinburgh but the source has still not been found.

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman confirmed that six patients had contracted rare fungal infections at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE).

Some have since died – but an exact number believed to be five or under has not been disclosed.


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