A group of three young children, aged 2 to 8, who had contracted pneumonia after staying at a Pennsylvania hospital for an overnight stay, were being treated Thursday in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to the hospital.
“The pediatric infectious disease unit is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the hospital to get a better understanding of what went wrong,” said Dr. Robert Fiala, pediatric infectious diseases chief of staff for Children’s.
The children were admitted to the pediatric infectious medicine unit of the hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 16 and spent the night in intensive care.
The hospital said they were in stable condition on Thursday morning and are in stable conditions on Friday.
On Monday, the hospital said the children had been discharged from the intensive care unit.
The Children’s emergency department is the hospital’s primary medical unit and includes a nursery and a general medical department, according in a statement.
The facility, which is located in the basement of the Philadelphia Convention Center, has a population of about 2,700, according the hospital website.
The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the condition of the children on Wednesday.