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Deadly bacteria in eyedrops may spread from person to person
17/04/2023 03:51 PM | Click to read full article
A new strain of “superbug” appeared in the U.S. and caused people across 16 states to begin falling ill with eye, respiratory and urinary tract infections that didn’t respond to antibiotics. Three of the infected people died, eight lost their vision, and four had to surgically remove an eye. Other strains of drug-resistant P. aeruginosa caused an estimated 28,800 infections and 2,500 deaths in the U.S. in 2020.