Dallas children's hospital relocates 28 patients after mold discovery

Children's Medical Center Dallas, part of Children's Health system, moved 28 cardiac intensive care patients and relocated surgeries to other areas of its facility after routine air testing revealed higher-than-normal levels of Aspergillus and Penicillium molds, according to CNN.

No patients have been sickened by the mold, Virginia Hock, Children's Health spokesperson, told CNN. No previous air tests detected mold outside the expected ranges, Ms. Hock said.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are proactively taking steps to reduce any potential patient risk, including temporarily relocating patients and surgeries to other parts of our hospital," the hospital told The Dallas Morning News.   

Aspergillus is thought to be the cause of 14 mold infections and six deaths dating back to 2001 at Seattle Children's Hospital, leading the facility to close all 10 of its operating rooms, according to The Seattle Times.

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