3 babies test positive for possible deadly bacteria at MD hospital

3 babies test positive for possible deadly bacteria at MD hospital

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD (WWBT) - A hospital in Maryland in sending babies from its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to other hospitals after three babies tested positive for a bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly infection.

NBC Washington reports that two babies recently died in the NICU at Prince George's Hospital Center, but it is not yet clear if there is a connection between the bacteria and the two deaths.

Hospital officials say the three infants who tested positive for the bacteria pseudomonas were found to be "clinically asymptomatic for any active infection with the bacterium."

A total of nine infants are being moved to other hospitals, NBC Washington reports.

"While the investigation into the positive bacterium cultures is ongoing by qualified experts, our top immediate priority is the safe and efficient transfer of patients and providing support to our NICU families and staff," the Cheverly, Maryland, hospital said in a statement.

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