Category: NDM-producing E. coli

Important Lessons Taught by Recent “Superbug” Outbreaks Linked to GI Endoscopes

January 15, 2015 — More than a dozen outbreaks of “CRE” and their related superbugs have been recently linked to contaminated gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, several in the U.S. just since…

At Least Seven Deaths Linked to GI Endoscopes in Seattle, Washington

“The article that started a national discussion.“ December 5, 2014 —¬†Federal health officials recently attributed a deadly “superbug” outbreak at a hospital near Chicago (IL), in 2013, to the complex…

Association of GI Endoscopy with Two Patient Deaths: Illinois, 2013

February 9, 2015 — The FDA’s “MAUDE” database (or, “Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience” database) lists medical device reports, or MDRs, which document the association of one or more…