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Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

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Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said an elderly patient died but from an unrelated cause.Another infected patient has also died but the factors contributing to the death are still being investigated.A non-public room, thought to contain machinery, was identified as a likely source. An investigation is under way.A NHSGGC spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the families at this distressing time."Due to patient confidentiality we cannot share further details of the two cases."The organism is harmless to the vast majority of people and rarely causes disease in humans."NHSGGC confirmed a small number of vu...