UCLA Warns That 160 Patients Exposed to Dangerous ‘Suberbug’–Two Dead Already

Already one Los Angeles teenager is fighting for his life after contracting this “superbug,” but now UCLA is warning that upwards to 160 other patients may be at risk for contracting this virulent and dangerous illness.

An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after contracting this “superbug” in the hospital. He’s been there for three months barely hanging onto life.

At least seven others have been slammed with the virus and two have already died.

But now UCLA is warning that 160 more are at risk.

The UCLA Health System is notifying more than 160 patients that they may have been exposed to a bacterial “superbug” during endoscopies after an investigation found seven patients were infected — and the bug may have contributed to two deaths, the hospital said Wednesday.

Patients being alerted underwent “complex” endoscopic procedures between October 2014 and January of this year, according to a statement emailed by Kim Irwin, spokeswoman for UCLA Health Sciences.

And NBC News Investigations obtained an email — sent by Joshua Bobrowsky of the L.A. County Department of Public Health — stating the seven infections occurred at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and that “patient notification letters of possible exposure” were sent Tuesday by UCLA to 169 patients.

Definitely scary.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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