CDC Warns Against Eye Drops That Spread Bacteria

  • Health officials in the U.S. are recalling a brand of over-the-counter eye drops after linking a series of drug-resistant infections to their use across 12 states.
  • A health alert went out to doctor’s after eye drops, sold under the name EzriCare Artificial Tears, were linked to varying types of drug-resistant infections in 55 people in 12 states, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
  • The infections were detected in the blood, urine and lungs of some patients and in at least five cases caused permanent vision loss. One case, that of a blood infection, resulted in death, the outlet reported.
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