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Several patients, including a couple who died have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant and a potentially killer Super-bug likely transmitted by contaminated medical instruments at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Officials warn that nearly 200 patients may have been infected by the Super-bug known as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE.

Individuals may have been infected during complex endoscopic procedures at the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic and bile-duct problems between October 2014 and January 2015.

Similar outbreaks of CRE, which are resistant to most known antibiotics, have been reported around the nation, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Patients Face More Lethal Infections from CRE | Features | CDC…

"Superbug" may have had role in 2 deaths in L.A. hospital… via @cbsnews

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