Philly also suffered a super bacteria outbreak
Seven patients infected, two of which might have died do to the seriousness of their condition –according to official sources it was a “contributing factor” to such deaths--, an some 179 exposed to infection. These are the most recent figures of the last super bacteria outbreak produced at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of Los Angeles, and which spread is attributed to a contaminated medical instrument.
According to that reported by the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) in a press release, to source of the infection would have originated in two devices—of seven available—used in almost two hundred patients to perform endoscopic tests during the months of October 2014 and January 2015; instruments that despite being sterilized according to the manufacturer’s instructions, have become the focal point of infection of the Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacteria, especially resistant to antibiotics.
However, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has not been the only medical center in the country where the CRE outbreak has been unleashed. Only a few months ago a Philly hospital, which identity has not been revealed, faced a bacterium that, as specified on the web page of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, is considered as a contributing factor in nearly 50 percent of the deaths of infected patients. What have been leaked are the figures of the outbreak suffered by the Philly institution: eight infected, two of them deceased.