UCLA Warns Hundreds of Patients About Possible Deadly 'Superbug' Exposure

February 19, 2015 3:03 AM

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The UCLA Health System is notifying hundreds of patients they may have been exposed to a bacterial "superbug" during endoscopies after an investigation found seven patients were infected — and the bug may have contributed to two deaths, the hospital said Wednesday.

Patients being alerted underwent "complex" endoscopic procedures between October 2014 and January of this year, according to a statement emailed by Kim Irwin, spokeswoman for UCLA Health Sciences.

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