Serratia Marcenses

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I heard that although this bacteria is harmless to adults, it is life threatening to babies, especially premature ones.
Can such a bacteria be transferred from mother to baby via cesarean birth? Can maternal fluid contain this bacteria or would the bacteria attack the baby via environment

Eva Level 1 Asked on December 8, 2015 in Molecular Biology.
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Intrauterine infection may lead to infection to babies if the membrane gets ruptured. Cesarean birth cases ideally have more frequency of this infection since Serratia marcescens is transmitted hand to hand. If it is a common nosocomial infection then Hospitals take requisite measures.

Looking ahead for more answers 🙂

iamsaumyadip Level 1 Answered on December 8, 2015.
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