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UCLA says 179 people may have been exposed to 'superbug', 7 infected

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posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 11:21 PM
Disturbing... a superbug I have never heard of is infecting folks through medical equipment and not the first time?

UCLA reported Wednesday that nearly 180 patients may have been 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 home-testing kits, which the university will analyze.

lots of may haves in the article.... I hope that the 179 exposed have not contracted this superbug.


posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 01:52 AM
a reply to: JacKatMtn

It`s not new...

How dangerous is the superbug?

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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 02:49 PM

I'm pretty sure this is a documentary about the bug... or something similar. I haven't watched it in a while nor do I plan to watch it again, so I'm sorry for lack of details....

Scary of the many reasons I avoid going to the hospital if I can.

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