Scopes may have facilitated CRE outbreaks in other states

February 27, 2015 6:08 PM

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Scopes may have facilitated CRE outbreaks in other states

Records show the same scope was suspected in the spread of the antibiotic-resistant superbug six years ago in two Florida hospitals. The outbreaks, occurring in 2008 and 2009, infected 70 patients, killing 15.

But it's only just now been linked to the current scare in Los Angeles, where health officials say up to 130 people may have been exposed. Health officials worry the Florida outbreak may be just one of many related incidents.

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