Foodborne Illness

Cronobacter

about

Cronobacter used to be called Enterobacter Sakazakii which is a germ that can live in very dry places.

Symptoms

Babies: Fever, Poor feeding, Crying, Very low energy, and some babies even have seizures.


People of all ages: Cause problems were people have got hurt at or had operation, and can also give you a urinary tract infection.

Causes

Cronobacter is a group of gram-negative bacteria that exist in the environment.

Treatments

They have Germ fighting medicine called Antibiotics.

Deaths

There have not been any deaths reported but Cronobacter has put several infants in (NICU) because they drunk baby formula that was contaminated with Cronobacter.