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Olympus scopes may have infected more patients, Seattle health agency says
Olympus scopes may have infected more patients, Seattle health agency says

More patients across the country may have been infected by medical scopes manufactured by Olympus Corp. than previously thought, health officials warned Monday. Olympus' scopes are at the center of a string of recent endoscope-related superbug outbreaks that include Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, as well as an earlier case at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. "We suspect endoscope-associated transmission of bacteria is more common than recognized and not adequately prevented by current reprocessing guidelines," said Kristen Wendorf, a doctor at King County's public health department in Seattle and lead author of a new report...

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