Dirty Duodenoscopes Needlessly Infected Dozens, Investigation Finds

Santa Clara, CA: A US Senate investigation has found that scores of patients who received medical care involving duodenoscopes were needlessly infected with potentially deadly bacteria. According to a report by the LA Times, the investigation revealed 25 outbreaks, two in Los Angeles, directly linked to the medical device. The investigators cited repeated failures by the makers of duodenoscopes, regulators and hospitals to report outbreaks


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s