Bed bugs in Canadian hospital’s pediatric unit

by nobugsonme on September 24, 2007 · 2 comments

in bed bugs, canada, furniture, hospitals

The Times-Colonist reports that three rooms in Victoria General Hospital’s pediatrics unit were “sealed off” for bed bug treatment last week. Bed bugs were found in three separate $3000 sleeper chairs. Though the article notes they were slated for replacement anyway, that really is a large price tag.

“It’s unknown how [the bed bugs] got into the pediatric area, but typically they are carried on clothing and bedding,” said [Vancouver Island Health Authority spokeswoman Michelle] Stewart.

The pediatric unit will continue to function and see patients while fumigation in the sealed rooms is underway, she said.

1 nightshirt September 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm

that is horrific. of course its bound to happen at all hospitals but that is really the pits. just isolating the one or two rooms where the chairs were will not eradicate an infestation if it has moved and think of all the co2 and blood at a hospital and heat. horrible horrible.

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