US lawmaker seeks congressional intervention in ‘superbug’ outbreak

February 24, 2015 6:09 AM

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At a time when a “superbug” outbreak is playing havoc in country, an American lawmaker on Monday sought Congress to initiate a probe into the medical scopes that are being blamed for triggering the bacterial menace at a University of California, Los Angeles hospital, infecting seven patients.

Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, wrote a letter to Congress asking for a congressional oversight committee hearing that the drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreak is posing serious risks on “both health and national security” fronts.

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