All babies in the Unit have been tested for the infection with eight (8) of them testing positive.
This is the first reported case of the infection in The Bahamas since 1996.
The infection is now contained and measures are in place to prevent further infections. The remaining six (6) babies who tested positive for Acinetobacter are well and are on antibiotic treatment.
Acinetobacter Baumannii bacteria are known to occur in hospitals worldwide where infants have immature immune systems or not fully developed immune systems due to prematurity.