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Rat Droppings Found in VA Hospital

Tampa's James A. Haley VA Medical Center, which has come under fire in previous years over sanitation issues, confirmed rat droppings were discovered by maintenance workers removing ceiling tiles in a storage area, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

However, hospital officials say the droppings are old. They say they have completed a pest-control program that ousted any rodents.

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