12 Children Infected With ‘Rapidly Growing’ Bacteria During Heart Surgeries

At least a dozen children have been infected with a rapidly growing microbacteria after they underwent heart surgery at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. The children are being treated, while the hospital believes it has eliminated the source of the infection.

The microbacteria affected children who received open-heart surgeries between late May and July in one particular operating room, according to the hospital.

“We believe a piece of equipment used to regulate the temperature of...

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