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Superbug Outbreaks Linked to Medical Manufacturing Problems

FDA Finds Link Between Manufacturing Problems in Medical Equipment and Superbug Outbreaks at Hospitals The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to medical manufacturers after finding a link between last year’s superbug outbreaks at some major hospitals, and problems in the design or manufacturing process of the medical … [Read more...]

UK Researchers Uncover 1,000-Year-Old Remedy Could Fight Superbugs

University of Nottingham Researchers Find Medieval Remedy Could Fight Superbug Infections In February this year, UCLA and other hospitals across the US reported outbreaks of superbug CRE – carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae – related to abdominal procedures conducted with duodenoscopes. The hospitals insisted that they properly cleaned the … [Read more...]

FDA Knew That Medical Devices Prone to Spreading Superbug

Medical Devices Prone to Spreading Superbug and FDA Knew Experts in hospital-acquired infections say that the Food and Drug Administration, which approves new drugs and medical devices, knew about problems cleaning a device called a duodenoscope, which has been at the center of Superbug outbreaks at UCLA and Seattle, among others. Allegedly, the … [Read more...]

Superbug Outbreak in LA Hospital Due to Hospital Error

Hospital Error Leads to Superbug Outbreak Among Almost 200 Former Patients Defective Medical instruments that remained contaminated due to hospital error has led to a “superbug” outbreak among 179 patients at a Los Angeles hospital. At least two patients have died. The patients were most likely infected with CRE, or Carbapenem-Resistant … [Read more...]

Hospital Error Causes Superbug to Infect Former Patients

Superbug Acquired at Seattle Hospital Causes Superbug to Maim, Kill Former Patients in Hospital Error Due to hospital error, a drug-resistant superbug spread rapidly through a Seattle, Washington hospital and infected 32 former patients, 11 of whom died from the infection. Between 2012 and 2014, hospital error around cleaning practices at … [Read more...]

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