NYU Hospital Shuts Floor Down After Patient Claims She Saw a Bed Bug

The woman's claim forced the evacuation of the hospital's infusion center on the 10th floor of the W. 17th St. facility on Tuesday.

December 2, 2010

New York — NYU's Hospital for Joint Diseases shut down a 10th-floor treatment area after a patient said she saw a bed bug.

The woman's claim forced the evacuation of the hospital's infusion center on the 10th floor of the W. 17th St. facility on Tuesday.

Hospital workers scoured the area and said they found nothing, but the staff was sent home, appointments were canceled and the isolated area was treated just in case.

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