Two prematurely-born babies died after infecting a bloodstream at a hospital in Glasgow, a third crisis control of the infection affected the city's health service within two weeks.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed on Wednesday night that they were investigating three cases in a neonatal unit at Princess Royal's maternity hospital. He said that the infection was "one of the many causes" in the deaths of two "very premature" children and that a third person required treatment and was in a stable state.
On Tuesday, Scottish prosecutors said they were investigating the deaths of two patients, a ten-year-old boy and a 73-year-old woman who suffered from pigeon-related infection at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow. Another patient in this hospital remains seriously ill after being infected with a separate fungal infection called mucus.
Dr. Barbara Weinhardt, an infection control doctor, said that a number of measures, including deep clean, insulating and barrier nursing care, safety instructions for all employees, and infection control advice for all visitors, were adopted at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
She said, "Our thoughts are in the affected families. The results confirmed three cases Staphylococcus aureus are connected and our investigations continue as they are interconnected. "
Dr Alan Mathers, chief of medicine, women's and children's services for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said the meeting of the team leader was convened last Thursday.
"IMT has begun investigating possible links between the three cases and sent test samples, and while we were expecting these results, we talked to affected families, along with unit parents and staff, to report on our investigations. between these three cases, "he said.
"Our infection control team continues to work closely with clinical colleagues and homeworkers to cope with the situation and take all necessary steps to maintain patient safety."
Speaker of the vote on Scottish Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton said they had highlighted "significant vulnerabilities" in the Scottish health care system last past weeks.
He said, "It is a desperately sad situation, and my heart goes to the affected families. Once she has all the facts, a health secretary should appear before Parliament to provide patients with assurances that these outbreaks are being resolved and where it is if necessary, change procedures to prevent further tragedy of this kind. "