Neonatal sepsis due to Weeksella virosa

Anuradha Mokkapati


Weeksella virosa was previously included in group II f of CDC. We here present the Microbiological characteristics of the isolate from a case of neonatal sepsis at our center. The organism is a non-fermenter growing only on blood agar and not on Mac Conkey agar, oxidase and catalase positive, and negative for several other bio-chemical tests, except for indole with Ehrlich’s reagent. The isolate in the present case study was sensitive to aminoglycosides and β- lactams, and resistant to quinolones and carbapenems.


Weeksella virosa, Non-Fermenter, Blood Agar

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