The figures were confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reported one death and 13 other cases since its last tally in March.
At least four people have died in the United States from a bacterium found in a batch of eye drop products, which has affected 81 people in 18 states since the beginning of the year.
The figures were confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reported one death and 13 other cases since its last release in March, half of them before withdrawing a batch contaminated with the bacterium. had taken place, which was identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, designated DPA agency.
Although Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections are generally common, the CDC reported that this is a very rare strain, resistant to drugs and never seen before in the country, which spreads from person to person, especially in health facilities. spreads out.
The US Food and Drug Administration asked citizens to avoid two brands linked to the outbreak, Delsum Pharma and Ezricare, reportedly originating from a plant in India operated by Global Pharma Healthcare Pvt Ltd.
An agency investigation at the facility earlier this year found serious contamination problems with equipment used to develop the eye drops.
What are eye drops
Eye drops are a liquid medicine that is placed on the eye in a dosage form as explained by the experts.
Likewise, there are many types of eye drops, and the difference between one and the other lies in the ocular pathology that is being treated.