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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Did You Know?
When House and his team are listing viruses that might be causing the infants' infection, they rule out the herpesvirus family, but cite cytomegalovirus as a possibility. Cytomegalovirus is a member of the herpesvirus family (human herpesvirus 5). However, Cuddy's rationale is that the virus in question is resistant to acyclovir, which is used specifically to treat the herpes simplex viruses (and, hence, House writes "HSV" under the "No" column). CMV is not treatable with acyclovir and so it is still a valid possibility. See more
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
If you would consider going to a shrink, I would pay for it myself. The hospital would hold a bake sale, for God's sake.