Because these organisms are ubiquitous in nature and« are not generally a threat to human health, there are no] recommended vaccination or prophylaxis protocol^
-acquired infections are best controlled by ¿owing appropriate sterile techniques and infection Cùntrol guidelines and by implementing effective pro-jqcq] for the sterilization and decontamination of pedical supplies.
A3-month-old boy hospitalized in the intensive care nursery since birth was recovering from corrective congenital heart surgery. The child j^veloped signs of sepsis. It was noted that a central line |id been in place for some time, through which heparin fjpad >een given to reduce clot formation. A blood Culture drawn through the line was positive. Subsequently, a second culture was collected from a peri-jiheral stick. Both cultures grew a gram-negative rod. The child's diagnosis was catheter-related bacteremia; satibiotics and removal of the catheter were successful in clearing the infection.
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