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UCLA hospital to test new cleaning system after superbug outbreak
UCLA Daily-Bruin

Doctors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will be the first to test a new cleaning system for a medical device in the wake of a superbug outbreak late 2014, officials announced on Monday.

Due to insufficiently cleaned duodenoscopes, a strain of bacteria, or superbug, resulted in the death of two patients and infected several others at the center between October and January.

A specialized scope used to diagnose and treat pancreatic, bile duct and gallbladder diseases may have transmitted the superbug between patients during the outbreak. The university said the scopes had been cleaned according to the instructions the manufacturer provided.