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CRE - Superbugs gone wild

There have been a number of stories about superbugs in the media the past few weeks.  What is a superbug?  It can be any bacteria that has developed resistance to multiple antibiotics.   381 more words

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KNX Spotlight: Superbugs

(KNX 1070) — “Superbugs”: how do you get them? How can you avoid them?

“KNX Spotlight: Superbugs”, hosted by KNX anchor Diane Thompson and investigative reporter Charles Feldman, will take a look at the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the U.S. 106 more words

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Torrance Lawmaker Wants Answers From FDA In Wake Of Superbug Outbreak

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A California congressman wants answers from the Food and Drug Administration in the wake of superbug infections at a local hospital now linked to contaminated medical scopes. 513 more words

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18-Year-Old Patient Sues Medical Device Maker Over Superbug Outbreak

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An 18-year-old patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that broke out recently at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and infected at least seven patients and is believed partly responsible for killing two. 251 more words

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What the zombie movies leave out: the lawsuit after the outbreak

Today the first lawsuit from the superbug outbreak in UCLA occurred.  Eighteen-year old patient Aaron Young has sued Olympus Corp., the the healthcare device manufacturer whose endoscopes led to the outbreak of an antibiotic-resistent “superbug” bacteria.  223 more words

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Scope superbug: How long did the FDA know about problem?

(CNN) — Dr. John Allen, a gastroenterologist, had to morph into a detective when 10 of his patients came down with the exact same type of rare bacterial infection. 618 more words

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