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CDC Traces Superbug Outbreak to EzriCare Eye Drops

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a large-scale infectious disease outbreak. Drug-resistant bacteria associated with contaminated eye drop products.More than 50 cases have been found so far, and most patients While reportedly using EzriCare artificial tears, the CDC found bacteria in two state-brand opened bottles. At least one person has died from the infection, and others have been hospitalized or permanently blinded.

outbreak news Appeared January, CDC and issue Health advisories regarding this outbreak Wednesday. As of January 31, 55 of his people in 12 states were infected with the same strain of carbapenem-resistant Verona integron-mediated metallo-β-lactamase (VIM)- and Guiana extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (GES)-producing strains. known to exist. Pseudomonas Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or VIM-GES-CRPA. These infections are highly drug-resistant and can be protected against a variety of antibiotics, but this particular strain appears to still be sensitive to the one antibiotic tested against it. A worrying aspect is that this strain is the first known to simultaneously feature a combination of two particularly related resistance genes (braVIM-80 and braGES-9).

Cases from May 2022 In January 2023, 35 cases will be traced back to 4 medical facilities. The most common links between them are Use of pre-infection eye drops.People report using 10 or more There are different brands of eye drops, some use multiple brands, but most use EzriCare Artificial Tears. Additionally, CDC testing identified the same outbreak strain in open bottles from separate lots in two states (New York and New Jersey).

drug resistance P. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Along with other superbugs, it poses a serious public health threat. 2017, according to These bacteria have caused an estimated 32,600 infections among hospitalized patients and an estimated 2,700 deaths in the United States, according to the CDC. P. Pseudomonas aeruginosa It varies greatly depending on the main site of infection and the underlying health of the people. People during this outbreak are suffering from eye, respiratory, and urinary tract infections. One of her died from the spread of the infection, while others were hospitalized or blinded with corneal infections.

authorities are still looking Ultimate cause of occurrence, including whether contamination occurred manufacturing. Based in New Jersey, EzriCare claimed that’s what it is “Not aware of conclusively relevant testing” outbreaks that The company has reportedly reached out to customers and said it would cooperate with any further requests from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration. The eye drops are manufactured in India by Global Pharma Healthcare PVT Limited, It is then marketed under various brands. Global Pharma is currently in talks with the FDA and plans to issue a recall, according to EzriCare. product.

In the meantime, the CDC is urging people to stop using this brand. It also warns doctors and laboratories to be vigilant to prevent an increase in potential outbreak cases. If you have used any of these eye drops and have signs or symptoms of an eye infection, such as discharge, eye pain, or redness, medical care immediately.

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