A rare bacterium seen in 81 people in 18 states in the USA has alarmed the country. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the death toll had risen to 4.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is behind the infections reported in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. there is a bacterium.
MEETS IN EYES, RESISTS ANTIBIOTICS
US experts report that the bacterium is a rare species that can ‘melt’ in pupils and is worryingly resistant to standard antibiotic therapy.
When the disease first appeared earlier this year, one person died from the infection. 4 patients had to have their pupils removed due to severe infection.
IS IT CAUSED BY TEAR DROPS?
Authorities, who started research on the rapidly spreading bacteria, announced that a relationship was detected between the infection and over-the-counter eye drops, and the presentation called EzriCare or Delsam Pharma, produced in a factory in India, recommended that the tear drops be stopped immediately.
In a later investigation by the Food and Drug Administration, it was revealed that the production processes of the company in question were not sterile and that safety protocols were not implemented.
The eye drops used by the patients were examined one by one, and bacteria resistant to antibiotics were observed in the bottles.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that two brands produced in India and imported to the US were removed from the shelves following the epidemic.
Although the company in question does not admit that there is a direct link between the epidemic and its products, it announced that they stopped sales as a precaution.
It was stated that the patients infected with the bacteria showed symptoms such as yellow and green discharge, blurred vision, redness and sensitivity to light, while it was learned that the patients who lost their sight after using the eye drops were preparing to file a lawsuit against the company.
According to the Statista research company, approximately 17 million people in the United States use Eye Drops and eye wash products.
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