Mount Sinai says the area was “fully sanitized” after bed bugs were found at the NYC rehab center


NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Earlier this week, bed bugs were found in at least one area of ​​the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center in Manhattan.



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The New York Post first reported the story, claiming the bed bugs were found in an area of ​​the Madison Avenue facility that housed patients recovering from spinal injuries.

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However, a source close to the situation told WCBS 880 and 1010 WINS that the bed bugs were isolated in a staff break room.

A nurse told the Post that the bed bugs were first noticed on Sunday, but management didn’t call pest control services until days later, causing them to give harsh comments to hospital system management.

However, a source from WCBS 880 and 1010 WINS disproved the allegations, saying the teachers room was closed and the bugs fixed immediately.

“Earlier this week, bed bugs were identified in and around a staff area. According to the hospital protocol, environmental services and pest control have been notified, “Mount Sinai said in a statement. “The area was cleared of personal items, closed, treated and completely disinfected.”

The source added that a dog trained in pest control was brought to the rehabilitation center to inspect the room and other areas of the facility, and the pest control found no evidence of an outbreak.

A bug expert told the Post that Mount Sinai wasn’t the only facility in New York City used to find the itchy pests.

“We get calls from everywhere – hotels, department stores, airports and, yes, hospitals,” said the expert, a partner with NYC Bed Bug Inspections.

He added that often when bed bugs are found, “it is individual incidents that are dealt with”.

He told the Post: “Anywhere human trafficking occurs there is a risk of catching bed bugs.”

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