Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

July 22, 2014 8:30 PM

6 0

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak was first suspected in May, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The four dead are among 15 patients infected by Mycobacterium abscessus during surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital, spokeswoman Sandy Dees said.

Also read: Dam officials should've listened to those warnings about Oroville. Now we're stuck paying the price

Read more

To category page