Tainted Scopes Suspected Of Causing Outbreak in L.A. County Hospitals

Tainted Scopes, outbreakTainted scopes are suspected of causing another outbreak in Los Angeles county hospitals similar to the superbug infection caused by the same type of medical scopes.

A Pasadena hospital is investigating if the medical scopes that were used on patients, causing an outbreak that may be linked to the superbug.

According to Huntington Memorial Hospital, were notified that there may be a link between patients who have the bacteria known as pseudomonas and Olympus Corporation duodenoscopes that were used to treat them.

The deadly bacteria can become trapped inside the reusable devices which then gets transferred from patient to patient.

The hospital has been notifying patients who may have been possibly affected. However, Huntington Memorial has not disclosed the number of patients who may have been affected or when they may have been infected.

Although the timeline of when patients may have been affected have not been released, there should have been more precaution in using the particular scopes.

The superbug outbreak that affected UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center patients were widely publicized and should have been warning signs for using the particular reusable scopes.

To learn more about previous superbug infections and who may be liable visit these pages.

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