Surgeries in Mexico Linked to Antibiotic Resistant Infections in US, CDC Says

January 10, 2019

(CNN) – Some Americans who had surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, have returned home with dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. All of the travelers diagnosed with the life-threatening bacteria, carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa or CRPA, had undergone invasive medical procedures. The most common procedure was weight-loss surgery, the CDC said. The agency did not say when the surgeries took place or how many patients were infected.

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