Bed bugs exterminated from Rowan Co hospital

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An exterminator treated two rooms at a Rowan County hospital after bed bugs were discovered last week, a spokesperson confirmed to Fox 46 News Tuesday.

Nurses at Novant Health Hospital noticed the bed bugs on a patient, who had received treatment in the emergency wing and another treatment room, according to a spokesperson. Staff worked with an exterminator to ensure there was no further infestation.

"The hospital is now working with the patient's family to exterminate the bed bugs in their apartment," the spokesperson said. "The staff is also raising funds to help buy the family a new couch, bedding and clothes."