Deaths of 3 infants at Pennsylvania hospital linked to waterborne bacterial infection

Edward Hartle, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Geisinger Medical Center in Montour County, Pennsylvania, confirmed Monday that there had been an outbreak of pseudomonas infection, which is caused by strains of bacteria that are widespread in the environment.

Out of the eight infants infected with pseudomonas at Geisinger, four have been "successfully treated", one is now responding to treatment, and three others have died "which may have been a result of the infection complicating their already vulnerable state due to extreme prematurity", Hartle said in a recent statement to USA Today.

The deaths "may have been a result of the infection complicating their already vulnerable state due to extreme prematurity", the statement reads.

Officials say they are working with state and federal health authorities to make sure the pseudomonas waterborne bacterial infection has been eradicated. Frank Maffei, the hospital's pediatrics chair, said in the press conference.

Of the five other children sickened by pseudomonas, one is still under treatment and four others have recovered.

Officials said the hospital will continue to investigate the source of the bacteria and work to keep it from happening in the future.

"Our neonatal unit has never seen a situation involving infections like this", said Dr.

"It's really too soon to say exactly where the organism is coming from but what we have, the info we have so far suggests it's some place outside of the NICU and we are continuing to pursue that and confirm that as best we can", Dr.

The hospital has increased chlorination of water, bolstered water filtering, performed extra cleaning and changed some of its processes.

Seven of them were born before the age of 27 weeks.

The Danville hospital's neonatal intensive care unit treats more than 600 babies a year.

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