Testing and Treatment

Babies whose blood might have Cronobacter need to go to a doctor or hospital right away so they can get germ-fighting medicine called antibiotics. Babies who have meningitis from Cronobacter usually need special tests to look at the brain and spinal fluid.

Adults are treated with antibiotics, too.

Cronobacter infection is diagnosed by a laboratory culture. If a Cronobacter infection is diagnosed by a laboratory culture in an infant, CDC encourages clinicians and laboratories to inform their local or state health department.