THE SEATTLE TIMES: Senator Patty Murray urges FDA to Act to Prevent “Superbug” Infections Following GI Endoscopy

The February 4, 2015, edition of The Seattle Times newspaper publishes the article: “After Virginia Mason superbug, Patty Murray urges FDA action” The article’s sub-title states: “U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has called on the federal Food and Drug Administration to Read More …

Undisclosed Deadly ‘Superbug’ Outbreak in Washington State Prompts Questions

January 29, 2015 — A deadly ‘superbug’ infected at least 30 patients at a hospital in Seattle, Washington, between 2012 and 2014, with 11 of them dying, according to two news reports published last week. This superbug is called carbapenem-resistant Read More …

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason”

The Seattle Times: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason” (January 22, 2015) An outbreak of multidrug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated endoscopes infected at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center between 2012 and 2014. Neither the hospital nor Read More …