Mold Infections Linked to 6 Deaths at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Sadly, it has now been determined that infections from mold were the cause of death of six children between 2001 and 2018 at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Initially thought to be isolated incidents, Jeff Sperring, CEO for Seattle Children’s Hospital, said they now believe the infections and deaths were likely caused by the air handling systems in the hospital’s operating rooms failing to remove the mold.

Sperring called the discoveries a “heartbreaking time for all of us at Seattle Children’s,” and he issued an apology “to all of our patients who depend on us.”

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