Senator calls for hearing over deadly 'superbug' outbreak at UCLA

February 24, 2015 12:47 AM

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Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Manhattan Beach, called Monday for a congressional hearing on the potentially deadly “superbug” outbreaks that have been linked to contaminated medical scopes and caused at least seven infections, and two deaths, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

At UCLA, health officials have notified 179 patients who underwent endoscopic procedures using duodenoscopes at the hospital between October and January that they may have been exposed to the bacteria known as CRE.

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