January 17, 2018 04:39 PM
Updated January 17, 2018 05:05 PM
Bedbugs have been found in the emergency room at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, causing hospital officials to treat the room with bug killer.
Laura Florez-McCusker, a Kaweah Delta spokesperson, told the Visalia Times-Delta that a patient inadvertently brought the bedbugs into the emergency department last Wednesday.
“We immediately put established control measures in place, which we regularly use for all types of infection prevention,” Florez-McCusker told the Times-Delta.
Hospital staff and a pest control company treated the emergency room and surrounding areas.
“Our team’s control measures included caring for the patient and thoroughly cleaning rooms known to have bedbugs,” Florez-McCusker said. “Additionally, we examined every room in the ED and brought in a pest control company to treat rooms where bugs might have been present. This successfully prevented their spread to other patient environments throughout Kaweah Delta.”