Cedars-Sinai Reported Four Superbug Infections, FDA Under Scrutinity

March 5, 2015 11:40 AM

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The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-for-profit hospital and health research center in Los Angeles, Calif., recently reported that four patients tested positive for a drug-resistant bacteria infection, while 67 more may have been exposed. According to the center, patients acquired the infection after they had undergone procedures involving specialized medical scopes.

The center said that it started investigating its patients suspected of having been infected with drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, after UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center reported last week that seven patients were diagnosed with similar infections related to contaminated medical scopes.

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