Killer bacterium, in Verona 7 investigated for the outbreak in the hospital: 89 infants affected

Killer bacterium, in Verona 7 investigated for the outbreak in the hospital: 89 infants affected
Killer bacterium, in Verona 7 investigated for the outbreak in the hospital: 89 infants affected

Verona, 6 October 2021 – Sprout seven suspects in the Citrobacter Infection Investigation broke out at the hospital of the mother and child, where 89 babies were reportedly killed or harmed from infection. The outbreak had broken out from a contaminated faucet, from which water was drawn for the preparation of powdered milk. After long and careful investigations, the Verona Public Prosecutor’s Office entered seven people in the register of suspects – between former managers and doctors of the hospital – with the offenses of manslaughter and negligent injuries serious and very serious in the health sector.

The seven professionals investigated had already been joined by administrative measures by the company Ulss of Verona. This is the former general manager Francesco Cobello, current director of the Public Health School Foundation, and of Chiara Bovo, former health director and now director of the hospital function in Schiavonia, Padua. The medical director of the facility, Giovanna, is also under investigation Garland, the head of Pediatrics, Paolo Perch, the director of the Infectious Diseases Department, Evelina Tacconelli e Giuliana Lo Cascio, former primary acting head of the Department of Microbiology and Virology, now in Piacenza. Stefano also ended up in the investigation Late, risk manager of the structure.

Biban, Bovo, Ghirlanda and Lo Cascio had been suspended on 5 September 2020, with a provision by the former director general Cobello, then returned to work. At the center of the accusations of the investigating magistrates, the circumstances emerged in the inspectors report of the region Veneto, according to which fEpidemic ocolaio was active since 2018, in particular related to the use of water from a contaminated faucet to the preparation of powdered milk. Only the June 12, 2020, when the infections increased and the protests of the mothers of the little victims started, the birth point was closed and sanitizedKiller bacterium, in Reggio Emilia two other deaths attributable to ‘chimera’

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