M121-5

CSF:  Cronobacter sakazakii group (Enterobacter sakasakii) – Shipped May 2012

HISTORY

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

  1. Enterobacter sakazakii has undergone taxonomic changes and has been reclassified as Cronobacter sakazakii group.
  2. 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.

Full critique (PDF)

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