Elizabethkingia infection is an enigmatic bacteria termed after bacteriologist Elizabeth O. King, who found and described the first form of this genus in the 1950s. It is often found in the environment, notably in water and soil, but seldom produces human illness. However, it has recently been discovered that Elizabethkingia infection has emerged as a source of potentially fatal infections among humans, especially in immunocompromised people.
Furthermore, neonatal meningitis is the most prevalent form of Elizabethkingia infection in kids. According to the latest research, roughly 31% of kids with Elizabethkingia die from the illness, with an average lifespan of 27 days from the beginning of symptoms.