The figures were confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which since its last balance in March had registered one death and 13 other cases.
At least four people have died from a bacterium found in a batch of eye drop products in USAwhich affected since the beginning of the year 81 people spread over 18 states.
The figures were confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)which since its last balance in March had registered one death and 13 other cases, half of them occurring before the withdrawal from the market of the lot contaminated with this bacterium, identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the DPA agency specified.
Although infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in general they are common, since the CDC pointed out that it is a very rare strain, resistant to drugs and never seen before in the country, which spread from person to person, especially in health centers.
The US Food and Drug Agency instructed citizens to avoid the two brands linked to the outbreak, Delsam Pharma and EzriCareallegedly originating from a plant in India, operated by the company Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited.
An agency investigation conducted at the facility earlier this year found serious contamination problems in the equipment used to develop the eye drops.
What is eye drops
Eye drops are a liquid medication that is put on the eye in the form of dosed drops, as explained by specialists.
Likewise, there are many types of eye drops, and the difference between one and the other is in the ocular pathology that is going to be treated.