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Superbug outbreak extends to Cedars-Sinai hospital, linked to scope
Superbug outbreak extends to Cedars-Sinai hospital, linked to scope

In the latest superbug outbreak, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discovered that four patients were infected with deadly bacteria from a contaminated medical scope, and 67 other people may have been exposed. The Los Angeles hospital said Wednesday that it began investigating the possibility of patient infections after a similar outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center that sickened seven patients, including two who died. The widening problem is certain to ratchet up the pressure on the Food and Drug Administration, already under fire for ignoring warnings about these medical instruments. Device makers, led by Japanese electronics giant Olympus Corp., face similar scrutiny for...

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