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New ‘superbug’-fighting brushes – and instructions – going to hospitals using medical scopes
Los Angeles Daily News

The maker of medical scopes linked to a potentially deadly “superbug” blamed for an outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today issued an “urgent safety notification” to health providers detailing new procedures for disinfecting the equipment. In a 13-page letter, Olympus America Inc. gave instructions for cleaning the devices, called duodenoscopes, and said that a small-bristle brush required for the new sterilization procedures would be shipped “no later than May 8.”