EzriCare Eye Drops Linked to Deadly Infection Outbreak
CDC is warning that EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops from Walmart and other stores are linked to 1 death and 50 infections nationwide.
ChloraPrep and Medical Kits Recalled for Infection Risk
Chloraprep™ 3 mL applicators and some medical convenience kits were recalled due to a risk of severe, life-threatening fungal infections.
Infection Outbreak at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
At least 7 children who had open-heart surgery at Children's Hospital of New Orleans between May and July 2017 developed surgical-site bacterial infections from a machine in the operating room.
Jury Awards $6.6 Million in Hospital Scope Infection Lawsuit
A jury in Washington state has ordered Olympus Corp. to pay $6.6 million to a hospital in Seattle after a patient died of a "superbug" infection that he got from a contaminated TJF-Q180V duodenoscope.
Hospitals Issue Infection Warning From Heart-Surgery Machine
Indiana hospitals are warning over 8,000 open-heart surgery patients they may be infected with a slow-growing bacteria from a contaminated machine that heats or cools the blood during surgery.
Symptoms of C. Auris Fungal Infections Hard to Detect
The most common symptoms are fever and chills, but Candida auris is hard to detect because symptoms resemble other fungal infections. Diagnosis also requires special lab tests.
5th Patient at Pittsburgh Hospital Dies of Mold Infection
A transplant patient who died from a fungal infection he got at a hospital in Pittsburgh has died, making him the 5th victim in an outbreak that began in 2014.