Hospitals in Los Angeles, Connecticut say patients were exposed to infections through contaminated medical scopes

March 5, 2015 3:52 AM

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Two hospitals on opposite sides of the country announced on Wednesday that hundreds of patients have either been infected by or exposed to deadly strains of bacteria that may be resistant to some drugs.

Officials at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut said at a news conference that they had contacted 281 patients who may have been exposed to a dangerous type of E. coli that is resistant to some drugs, according to the local NBC affiliate. The exposure came through a medical scope that is used to diagn...

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