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

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