The total number of pseudomonas cases and colonisations notified to the Public Health Agency (PHA) today (2nd February) 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: six (in RJM).
Number of other babies currently in neonatal units who have confirmed pseudomonas colonisations: six (in Altnagelvin, Craigavon and Antrim).
Colonisation means that pseudomonas has been found on the babies’ skin or secretions and confirmed by a lab.
Once a baby has been reported as colonised, it retains this status until it is discharged from hospital.
Photo credit: Janice Haney Carr.