Tainted Medical Scopes Linked To 3 California Deaths: Report
A recently discovered regulatory report finds that contaminated devices are likely to be the source of an outbreak at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.
Los Angeles Times:
Three Patients Died In Suspected Pasadena Outbreak Tied To Scopes
At least three patients died last year at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena in an outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newly discovered regulatory report. Huntington hospital officials had confirmed in August that three patients were sickened the previous month but declined to say more about their condition. They later told Olympus Corp., the scope’s manufacturer, of the deaths, according to the company’s report to federal regulators. (Petersen, 5/5)