More than 100 possibly exposed to 'superbug' within UCLA Health System

February 19, 2015 11:47 AM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The UCLA Health System said seven patients were infected with a potentially deadly, drug-resistant strain of bacteria and that more than 100 might have been exposed to it.

The patients were potentially exposed to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacteria between October and January, and the bug may have contributed to the deaths of two patients, UCLA said in a statement on Wednesday.

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