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Bedbugs found in Des Moines Hospital


DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Officials at a Des Moines hospital are on the lookout for bed bugs after finding them in two rooms last month.

Workers at Broadlawns found bed bugs in one of the hospital's psychiatric rooms.

The hospital had the room and surrounding areas treated. But the problem had already spread down the hall.

After finding more bed bugs in another room, Broadlawns decided to shut down part of the psychiatric unit which will be reopened once the bugs are eradicated.

"No one wants bed bugs obviously. They don't carry disease, but we're still very concerned about having any bed bugs in any part of the hospital. We don't know where these bugs came from," Vincent Mandracchia said.

Broadlawns put a bed bug policy in place at the end of last year after learning that other hospitals were having problems.

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