UCLA Hospital Warns 179 Patients Could Have Been Exposed to Potentially Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria
This week, UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center began notifying 179 patients who were treated at the hospital between October 2014 and January and may have been exposed to potentially deadly bacteria from contaminated medical scopes. UCLA said that seven patients have been infected by a drug-resistant superbug known as CRE and two patients' deaths have been linked to the bacteria.
- "Superbug Linked to 2 Deaths at UCLA Hospital; 179 Potentially Exposed" (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 2/18).
- "Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked to Two Deaths at UCLA hospital" (Almasy, CNN, 2/19).