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Superbug linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital; 179 potentially exposed
Superbug linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital; 179 potentially exposed

Nearly 180 patients at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center may have been exposed to potentially deadly bacteria from contaminated medical scopes, and two deaths have already been linked to the outbreak. Update: FDA issues warning on contaminated medical scopes The Times has learned that the two people who died are among seven patients that UCLA found were infected by the drug-resistant superbug known as CRE — a number that may grow as more patients get tested. The outbreak is the latest in a string of similar incidents across the country that has top health officials scrambling for a solution. UCLA said it discovered the outbreak late last month while running tests on a...

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