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March 2015 Archives

Infection and Death Linked to ERCP Procedure

Contaminated endoscopes are suspected of causing a deadly outbreak of the superbug CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) at UCLA hospital in California, where at least 7 patients have been infected and 2 have died.Several other hospitals around the country have reported incidents of infection following ERCP procedures over the past couple of years.