Public Health Agency Pseudomonas statement – Thursday 9th February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012 - 3:11pm – Health Protection
Public Health Agency Pseudomonas statement – Thursday 9th February 2012

The total number of pseudomonas cases and colonisations notified to the Public Health Agency (PHA) today (9th 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: five (in Altnagelvin, Craigavon and Antrim).

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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.

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