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Mar 13

Superbug Kills Two in California, Dirty Scopes to Blame

By Joe Messa

In February 2015, seven patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center contracted an antibiotic resistant “superbug” known as Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) after undergoing endoscopy procedures that utilized Olympus Corporation duodenoscopes. Two of those patients died from that infection. In addition to the seven superbug contractions at UCLA Medical Center, infections have been reported in Los […]

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