Babies Test Positive For Bacteria In Intensive Care Unit

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The Prince George’s Hospital Center in near Washington, DC has moved nine babies from their neonatal unit after three infants tested positive for Pseudomonas bacteria. Hospital officials discovered the infants were infected after routine nose-swabbing.

The bacteria is a potentially deadly bacteria and is very dangerous to babies with already compromised immune systems. Hospital officials confirmed at this time there are no deaths associated with this bacteria. The babies are being closely monitored at a nearby hospital.

The hospital is working with the Prince George’s County Health Department, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the University of Maryland School of Medicine to identify the source of the outbreak. Officials are disinfecting the water system to ensure the bacteria have been removed.The bacteria was discovered within a pipe used by the NICU.

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