The klepsiella virus infection which broke out in the First Maternity Hospital on January 18 has caused the death of four babies while 20 more are still suffering. The hospital has been closed down and patients transferred to other places.
Sh.Enkhtur, director of the internal department of the Mother and Child Research Center, has said they received the infected babies last week and 12 of them are still under intensive care. Some of those transferred to the Child Clinic when their condition improved are being brought back after their complaints recurred.
The virus affects the lungs and most of the babies have symptoms of pneumonia and meningitis. “Babies born healthy are recovering quicker than others. The baby who is in an incubator has both pneumonia and meningitis. Its survival chances are low,” said Sh.Enkhtur.