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The case was made public after the father of one of the

e infants said in a social media post that at least three babies had died at Shunde Hospital. He

cited a suspected cross-infection in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit in March and April.

According to the post, his child was born on April 6 and was infected between April 7 and 10.

On April 11, the infant was transferred to Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital in Guangzhou. The chi

ld was found to be infected with an intestinal virus and died after treatment lasting more than a week.

Many newborns were transferred to other hospitals after becoming infected, he said.

The health commission said the case resulted from Shunde Hospital’s lax ma

nagement, inadequate infection control regulations and enforcement, inad

equate infection monitoring in the infant ward and failure to report infections as required.

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