The total number of pseudomonas cases and colonisations* notified to the Public Health Agency today are as follows:
Total number of confirmed pseudomonas infections associated with the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital (RJM) outbreak: seven (in RJM).
Number of babies currently in neonatal units who have confirmed pseudomonas colonisations and are associated with the RJM outbreak: eight (in RJM, Antrim and Daisy Hill).
Number of other babies currently in neonatal units who have confirmed pseudomonas colonisations: four (in Altnagelvin and Craigavon).
* Colonisation means that pseudomonas has been found on the babies’ skin or secretions and confirmed by a lab.
The Public Health Agency also published today a leaflet on Preventing infections caused by Pseudomonas - Parent/Carer Information , a leaflet on Screening patients for Pseudomonas - Parent/Carer Information and a Pseudomonas Fact Sheet.
Photo credit: Janice Haney Carr.