Deadly superbug infects patients at second LA hospital

March 5, 2015 12:02 AM

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Deadly superbug infects patients at second LA hospital

The scope is also being blamed for exposing nearly 180 patients at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center to the bacteria, sickening seven and killing two. It's also been linked to outbreaks in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Cedars-Sinai said it has removed the particular scope from use at the hospital and is reviewing the disinfection procedure for other scopes. The hospital said one of the four patients infected with CRE died but due to an underlying illness unrelated to the infection, which had already been successfu...

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