US hospital staff removed after forcing newborn baby to dance

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Video and pictures of the incident have gone viral. Photo credit: CBS News/Facebook

Video and pictures of two hospital staff members in the United States making a new-born baby dance inside it's hospital cot have gone viral and may have cost the two their jobs.

The video shows one staff member at Naval Hospital Jacksonville holding up a baby and making it dance.

It was posted to Facebook on Monday night (US Time) and received more than 300,000 hits in less than 24 hours. 

CBS News reports, a screenshot of a Snapchat message appeared to show a staff member inappropriately gesturing to a newborn and calling the infant "Satan."

The photo is captioned, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

The actions of the two have been condemned by the hospital which released a statement saying:

"It's outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated," the statement read.

"We have identified those involved - two junior enlisted corpsmen (not nurses).

"They have been removed from providing patient care."

The hospital also went on to say the incident will now referred to the legal system and military justice.