UCLA Health System president apologizes for 'superbug' infections

February 20, 2015 3:39 PM

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UCLA Health System president apologizes for 'superbug' infections

The president of UCLA Health System on Thursday apologized to patients infected by drug-resistant bacteria during endoscopic procedures and to and more than 170 others who may have been exposed, while a health official said the outbreak poses no large-scale threat to the public. Two patients’ deaths have been linked to the so-called superbug.

“Our hearts go out to the families of the two patients that passed away, the other patients that are infected, to those that have the anxiety of waiting for the test results,” UCLA Health System President Dr. David Feinberg told reporters.

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