UCLA says 179 people may have been exposed to 'superbug'

February 19, 2015 2:09 AM

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UCLA says 179 people may have been exposed to 'superbug'

UCLA reported Wednesday that nearly 180 patients were exposed to a potentially deadly "superbug" on contaminated medical instruments that infected seven patients and may have contributed to two deaths.

A total of 179 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to antibiotic-resistant carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, during endoscopic procedures between October and January, the the university said in a statement. The patients who may have been infected are being sent ...

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