Glasgow hospital patient ill with new fungal infection

February 8, 2019

A patient at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is seriously ill after contracting a fungal infection, according to an article on the BBC website.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said the patient was one of two affected by the infection, related to mucor mold. It follows the death of a 10-year-old boy who contracted the cryptococcus infection, related to pigeon droppings.

Freeman has ordered a review to investigate how the building's design, handover and maintenance contributed to effective infection control.

NHS Greater Glasgow said the likely source is a water leak in a single patient room in the hospital, which has been repaired.

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