Medical Scope Maker Blamed For Superbug Outbreak Updates Sterilization Procedures « CBS Los Angeles

March 27, 2015 3:57 AM

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Medical Scope Maker Blamed For Superbug Outbreak Updates Sterilization Procedures « CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The maker of medical scopes linked to a potentially deadly “superbug” outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has issued an “urgent safety notification” to health providers detailing new procedures on how to disinfect the equipment.

In a 13-page letter, Olympus America Inc. gave instructions for cleaning the devices, called duodenoscopes, and said that a small-bristle brush required for the new sterilization procedures would be shipped “no later than May 8.”

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