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Watch: Dr. Vazquez discusses “superbug”

Two patients treated in a UCLA hospital reportedly died this week from a CRE infection that was traced back to a particular scope used in an exploratory procedure.

Dr. Jose Vazquez, Chief of the Section of Infectious Disease at the Medical College of Georgia at GRU talks about the prevalence of CRE bacterias, also referred to as a “superbug,” and how the rampant abuse of antibiotics contributes to growth of more antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Denise Parrish is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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