Infant dies after contracting mould infection at Seattle hospital

Infant dies after contracting mould infection at Seattle hospital
SEATTLE -- A nearly 6-month-old baby has died after contracting an Aspergillus mould infection at Seattle s Children s hospital.

Beth was born in August with a heart condition and was rushed from Tacoma General Hospital to Seattle Children s, where she had three surgeries, beginning when she was 5 days old.

At some point at Seattle Children s, Beth contracted an infection in her heart from the Aspergillus mould, a recurring problem that has sickened patients at the hospital as far back as 2001.

Beth s family is involved in a class-action lawsuit against Children s, first filed in December on behalf of the families of patients who have been sickened from the mould.
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