In 2009, State and Federal health officials warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to alert hospitals about the risks of contamination from specialized medical scopes. Such contamination is to blame for a recent series of deadly “superbug” outbreaks. A superbug is a drug resistant bacterial infection such as Carbapenem-Resistent Enterobacteriaceae, known as “CRE”.
2009 Florida Study and Warning
In 2009, a certain type of scope called a duodenoscope was linked to drug-resistant infections in Florida hospital patients. A duodenoscope is a certain type of fiber-optic scope used to examine the duodenum, or the first …read more