Bed bugs found in cancer patient's room at Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit is apologizing after the family of a cancer patient discovered bed bugs in his hospital room, reports FOX 2 Detroit.

Henry Ford traced the bed bugs back to wet, infested clothing that was placed under the mattress of a hospital gurney. It is unclear how the bugs got into the patient's hospital room.

The hospital said it followed proper infection control protocols after discovering the clothing. No other patients were affected.

"We isolated and treated the patient, isolated and sanitized the gurney, and disposed of the clothing and bedding," Henry Ford said in a written statement to FOX 2 Detroit. "We apologized to the patient and his family and explained that we had not seen this type of situation before."

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