Atlanta hospital treats unit for bed bugs - Fox 2 News Headlines

Atlanta hospital treats unit for bed bugs

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A unit of Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta has been treated for bed bugs as a precautionary measure.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Behavioral Health and Development, Kistie N. Swink, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a patient on 1 of the hospital's units reported bug bites to the staff on Wednesday.

Swink says a physician who treated the patient decided the bites could be from bed bugs..

The hospital had a pest control company treat the entire unit as a precaution.

Swink says patients were informed about the situation and removed from the unit. The patients returned after the unit was treated. The unit usually has about 40 patients.

Swink says the hospital handled the situation according to the infection control policy.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Tyrone Police search for missing 13-year-old girl

    Tyrone Police search for missing 13-year-old girl

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:51:45 GMT
    Police in one South Metro city are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl.
    Police in one South Metro city are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl.
  • Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:41 GMT
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
  • Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:32:55 GMT
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices