Thursday, June 1, 2023

Four dead, 80 affected by bacteria in eye drops in the United States

Least four people have died by a bacterium found in a batch of eye care solutions – also known as artificial tears – in the United States. The product in bad condition has affected 81 people spread across 18 states in the country since the beginning of the year.

figures have been confirmed by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -CDC for its abbreviation in English-, which has recorded one more death and 13 other cases since its last release in March, half of them, however, before the withdrawal from the market. lot is contaminated with this bacterium, which has been identified Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Although Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections are generally common, the CDC warns that this is a very rare, drug-resistant strain never seen before in the country. spread from person to person especially in health centers and which, in addition to deaths, has caused Permanent loss of vision for some of those affected.

US Food and Drug Agency called on Americans to avoid two brands linked to the outbreak, Delsum Pharma and Ezricare, Allegedly originating from a plant in India and operated by the company Global Pharma Healthcare Pvt Ltd.

The facility was found in an agency probe earlier this year Serious contamination issues with the equipment used to develop this solution For the eyes CBS reported that US officials declined to provide further details about the bacteria responsible.

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