Friday, December 22, 2006
Super-Bug In Hospital Takes The Life Of 27 Weeker
Five premature babies were today being treated for a bug outbreak which may have contributed to the death of a baby boy.
Staff and Parents have been screened and the hospital believes the control measures introduced mean that these babies, and others in the unit, are not now at any significant risk from this strain of S aureus.
The NICU and PICU at a hospital in Los Angeles was closed last week due to Psuedomonus. It has since been re-opened, but it is believed that The deaths of two premature babies may be linked to a bacterial outbreak.
Hospitals may have to start allowing only parents into the Intensive Care Units to visit their children.