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Early baby dies, bacterial infections probed

NEWARK, NJ – Health professionals investigate bacterial infections in neonatal intensive care at a New Jersey hospital after an early…

NEWARK, NJ – Health professionals investigate bacterial infections in neonatal intensive care at a New Jersey hospital after an early baby’s death.

The State Health Department has found four Acinetobacter baumannii cases at University Hospital in Newark since October 1. The child had the bacteria and was transferred to another facility where the child died. The department says that the exact cause of death is under investigation due to compound medical conditions.

The department says it has discovered major deficiencies in the injection control at the hospital and has ordered a correction plan.

Bacteria can cause pneumonia or severe blood or wound infections.

The cases are not related to the virus that has infected 1

9 patients and was killed seven in a child rehabilitation center in New Jersey.

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