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Two months later, a 10-year-old boy being treated for cancer at QEUH was one of two patients at the hospital who contracted an infection linked to pigeon droppings and later died.
An investigation into the death of a ten-year-old patient from an infection linked to pigeon droppings could end up in criminal proceedings, it has emerged.
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So the death of a ten-year-old boy - one of seven from hospital-acquired infections in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area since January - from a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings inside the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was a shocking lapse in good practice.
It follows two cases of cryptococcus - a rare fungal infection linked to pigeon droppings - at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow earlier this year, which claimed the lives of a 10-year-old boy and a 73-year-old woman.
Pigeon droppings have a corrosive effect on ancient stonework - and the birds are also known to sometimes eat mortar, for the grit they need in their diet.
class="MsoNormalAccording to one theory, when medical helicopters landed on the roof of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, their rotor blades whipped up fragments of pigeon droppings this faecal matter entered the hospital's ventilation system and was inhaled by a boy and a woman aged 73, who were being treated for compromised immune systems.
Pigeon droppings have a corrosive effect on ancient stonework, and the birds are also known to sometimes eat mortar for the grit they need in their diet.
Tamworth borough councillor John Chesworth says: "There's no denying pigeon droppings are unsightly and can also be difficult to clean.
But even us loyal NHS supporters can't help but cry out: "What the hell is going on?" We're imagining the agony of a grieving family told the death of their child was, at least partly, due to an infection caused by pigeon droppings, an infection contracted in this place of care and treatment.
PROSECUTORS are investigating the death of a 10-yearold boy at Scotland's flagship hospital after he contracted an infection linked to pigeon droppings.