Five infants infected in Australian hospital with a rare bacterium

On 18. May was tested for the first Baby a positive impact on the rare pathogens that can cause in high-risk groups such as infants, Meningitis, or other infect

Five infants infected in Australian hospital with a rare bacterium

On 18. May was tested for the first Baby a positive impact on the rare pathogens that can cause in high-risk groups such as infants, Meningitis, or other infections. This 9 News reported "". The child was immediately isolated and treated. It could fully recover, however, at the 30. In may, it was confirmed a second case.

another infant was infected with the bacterium, and is currently due to its stable, but serious condition in of special treatment. After this case, the hospital responded.

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according to the source of infection

"As we learned from the second Baby, the symptoms showed, we immediately started a thorough investigation to find out what is the origin of the infection," said Diana Lawrence, the Director of the clinic.

all 40 infants of the affected were tested division as well as the recently released kids on the pathogen. In addition, 200 swabs were taken to find the source of the bacterium.

While Serratia marcescens was "discovered" in the case of three other children. Also, if you all showed so far no symptoms, they are treated prophylactically with antibiotics. In addition, a wash-basin was identified as a source of infection, which was promptly removed.

"safety of infants preserve"

According to the clinic Director Lawrence should, however, be tested once more. Similar to the Covid-19 measures will now be taken increasingly, to the fact that protective clothing is worn. Also, the contact should be kept as low as possible. According to her, it is the current main task is "to prevent further cases, and to preserve the safety of the infants in this Department".

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Updated Date: 03 June 2020, 18:27

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