Two babies in separate delivery rooms delivered by separate staff become deathly ill within minutes of birth. Even though there's no way to explain how an infection could spread between them so quickly, the team must find some way to prevent an epidemic they can't yet identify. In chasing the killer, House must make a choice: give both babies the same treatment and loose both if he's wrong, or give them separate treatments to assure a positive ID of the illness, but also assuring that one of the babies will die. Written by
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While generating a list of possible viruses that are causing the disease in the newborns, Wilson reports that ribavirin, the first-line antiviral for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), was ineffective, which should rule out RSV as the likely cause of the present illness. But Cuddy eliminates herpesvirus instead, and later on RSV is actually added to the list. See more
Dr. Allison Cameron
Needle in the haystack.
Dr. Gregory House
It's worse than that. We don't even know if it's a needle we're looking for.