Preemie dies of bacterial infection

11.05.2011                      07.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 21 des Omer

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Preemie dies of bacterial infection

Baby boy 1 of 9 premature babies identified as being carrier or infected with Klebsiella bacteria at Tel Hashomer hospital in past month.

A premature baby boy who was found to be infected with Klebsiella bacteria, died at Sheba Medical Center, it was reported on Monday.
Born after 26 weeks of gestation, he was one of nine premature babies identified as being a carrier or infected in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Tel Hashomer hospital during the past month. The bacteria were found in his blood after he died.
As a result of the tragedy, the hospital decided temporarily to close the unit to other newborn preemies and to isolate those carrying the bacteria….