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4th bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

from Reuters

A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital recently died, bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak was first suspected in May, a hospital spokeswoman said. The four dead are among 15 patients infected by Mycobacterium abscessus during surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital, spokeswoman Sandy Dees said. Hospital officials cited tap water as the likely origin of the bacteria. more

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