Youth fighting 'superbug' infection from Los Angeles outbreak

February 21, 2015 5:49 AM

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Youth fighting 'superbug' infection from Los Angeles outbreak

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 18-year-old man who was one of seven patients infected with a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug" during a medical procedure in Los Angeles was under 24-hour monitoring at a hospital as he fought a severe infection, his attorney said on Friday.

Infection by the carbapenem-resistant enterobacteria, or CRE, during endoscopies at a large teaching hospital in the University of California at Los Angeles system has contributed to two deaths among the seven patients.

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