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LA outbreak

28 Jan, 2015
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope

The deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients have been linked to contaminated endoscopes and more than 170 other patients have been exposed. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s Dr. Robert Cherry:

The instruments were found to have “embedded” infections even though they had been cleaned according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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