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Nursing home infested with bed bugs on Long Island

November 18, 2010 4:23:08 PM PST
Workers at a Long Island nursing home say a bed bug problem is so bad, they keep moving patients room to room to escape the bugs.

"They're horrible they're all over the place and now to know you haven't been told," said Cindy.

Cindy asked us to conceal her identity. Afraid speaking out will cost her her job as a nurse at the Avalon Gardens nursing home in Smithtown.

She says managers at the facility notified a select group of staffers yesterday about the discovery of bedbugs

Some workers told Eyewitness News they were not informed.

The state Health Department confirmed they're investigating a complaint.

According to Cindy, the nursing home officials continue to shuffle residents from one room to another while new patients are being brought in.

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