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Bacterial Outbreak Hits Shands

UF Health Shands Hospital has closed its burn unit and is checking for contamination throughout the hospital after eight burn patients became infected with acinetobacter baumanniii, Chief Medical Officer Timothy Flynn said Monday. One burn patient is still in isolation, he said; the hospital did not say whether there were any fatalities, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. The hospital had already planned to renovate the burn unit before the outbreak, Flynn said.  (Editor’s note: readers may encounter a paywall). 

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