Family of elderly woman who died from ‘superbug’ says hospitals should be more transparent

February 23, 2015 2:49 PM

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The family of an elderly Lincolnton woman who died from an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” that has seen recent cases across the country said they wish the hospital had told them the potential risks before she contracted it.

Alda Crump, 88, of Lincoln County is one of two local people who have died in recent months after contracting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, commonly known as CRE. In a news conference Sunday, Carolinas HealthCare System officials said more than a dozen others also have been sickened by th...

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