Published in Gastroenterology Week, May 1st, 2006
"Serratia marcescens can cause outbreaks in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), but the optimum method of screening for carriage has not been determined in this group of patients.
"During an outbreak of S. marcescens infections across two geographically distinct NICUs, babies were screened for both respiratory and gastrointestinal carriage," researchers in Australia report.
According to the authors, "A total of 58 babies were colonized (N=47) or infected (N=11) with S. marcescens over a 9-month...
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