More than 180 patients may have been exposed to the drug-resistant superbug called CRE at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center, reported the
Los Angeles Times
. Two patients have died. The hospital is notifying patients who were exposed to a medical scope that's difficult to disinfect. CRE is deadly in 40 to 50 percent of patients.
CRE tops the list of troubling antibiotic resistant (ABR) bacteria that can infect patients, but it's not the only superbug prompt the concern of health experts.
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