Eye drops linked to US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

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AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night sent a health alert to physicians.

It says the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died in Washington state.

Disease investigators have linked the infections, including some found in blood, urine and lungs, to EzriCare Artificial Tears.

Many of the patients said they had used the product, which is a lubricant used to treat irritation and dryness.

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2/2/2023 9:17:09 AM (GMT -6:00)

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