CSF: Cronobacter sakazakii group (Enterobacter sakasakii) – Shipped May 2012
The sample was a simulated CSF obtained from a 2 day old infant with neonatal sepsis and was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Cronobacter sakasakii. No susceptibilities were required as this challenge was an identification challenge.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M121-5
- Enterobacter sakazakii has undergone taxonomic changes and has been reclassified as Cronobacter sakazakii group.
- This organism may be reportable to Public Health in some jurisdictions. Watch for an article exploring Public Health reporting across the country in an upcoming issue of Connections.