Cox South Hospital staff found bed bugs on a couch in the waiting room of the Neuro Trauma ICU, according to an article and video report on the Ky3 website.
Cleaning crews at the Springfield, Mo., hospital found the bed bugs while people were in the waiting room. They immediately closed the area and informed all visitors inside the room of the findings. The bed bugs were not found in any patient rooms.
Hospital officials said the waiting room has been treated and is now back open. They encouraged family members of patients to use the waiting rooms for short term visits and not extended stays.