Seattle hospital to reopen all operating rooms after mold outbreak that killed 1

Seattle hospital to reopen all of its operating rooms that were closed due to mold outbreak that killed 1 and sickened 5 - but families say they haven't been told if they were affected Seattle Children's Hospital was forced to close all 14 operating rooms to refit the air vents A patient at the hospital died from an infection caused by the same mold, Aspergillus At first, dozens of surgeries were delayed as the rooms are fumigated and inspected In mid-May, officials closed all the operating rooms to completely refit them  One mother says she called the hotline but they refused to confirm or deny if her son's 4.5-hour sinus surgery was in one of the affected rooms 

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Published: 19:02 BST, 4 July 2019 | Updated: 19:02 BST, 4 July 2019

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Seattle Children's Hospital is reopening all of its 14 operating rooms that were shuttered after a devastating mold infestation killed one patient and sickened five. 

Officials insist the spaces are safe to use with new air vents fitted that are free of Aspergillus.

However, some families say they have not been informed whether they were affected or not. 

The mold was first spotted a year ago, though the operating rooms weren't closed until mid-May, when the scale of infections started rising. 

During the eight-week-long clean-up, doctors were forced to perform operations in other parts of the hospital to avoid deadly infections.  

Since all 14 operating rooms were closed in mid-May, doctors have been forced to perform operations in other parts of the hospital to avoid deadly infections

Since all 14 operating rooms were closed in mid-May, doctors have been forced to perform operations in other parts of the hospital to avoid deadly infections 

One mother, whose son had

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