New child infected by salmonella at St. Olav

New child infected by salmonella at St. OlavTRONDHEIM.New child infected by salmonella at St. Olav.Photo : Gorm Kallestad / SCANPIX

Another child is infected by salmonella contamination at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim. The child is recovering.

St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim informed in a press release that they have detected a salmonella infection on a child who is currently hospitalized.

The discovery was made after the hospital did tests at the ward where last Friday a child died of the same bacterial contamination during hospitalization.

– Samples show so far that one of the children initially had the salmonella infection. This child became acutely ill, and the other child was probably infected simultaneously. We started treatment before the results were ready to get ahead the infection if the sample was positive. The child is now in recovery, says technical director Runa Heimstad in a statement.

St. Olav is now working to find the source of infection, but has so far not discovered it. According to consultant Kåre Bergh the hospital has begun to prepare for not being able to find the source.

The hospital collaborates with the health inspectors, infection control and a superior hospital’s own departments of microbiology and immunity.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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