CDC Issues Alert After 3 People Die, 4 Have Eyeballs Removed

  • As of March 14, 2023, the CDC identified 68 patients suffering from VIM-GES-CRPA, a rare strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, between May 2022 and February 2023, in 16 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • “Patients should stop using EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears pending additional information and guidance from CDC and FDA,” the CDC warned.
  • “Patients who have used EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s artificial tears and who have signs or symptoms of an eye infection should seek medical care immediately.”