Deadly Bacteria Infects Critically Ill Infants, And Hospital Doesn’t Know How It Happened
None of the babies at UC Irvine Medical Center who were infected have died.
Los Angeles Times:
Bacteria Infected 10 Infants At UC Irvine Hospital, But The Public Is Just Finding Out
Over the course of eight months, a lethal bacteria infected 10 already critically ill infants in UC Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit – an outbreak that the public is only finding out about now. None of the infants have died, hospital officials said. (Petersen, 4/13)
Orange County Register:
10 NICU Babies Infected With MRSA At UCI Medical Center In Last 8 Months
Ten infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at UC Irvine Medical Center tested positive for the same MRSA strain, most recently in March, and the source has not been identified. The superbug outbreak, first reported Thursday by the Los Angeles Times, triggered a complaint by a patient safety advocate to the California Department of Public Health. (Perkes, 4/13)