Outbreak of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked to Eye Drops: CDC Investigates After Reports of One Death and Dozens of Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a potential link between a drug-resistant bacteria outbreak and eye drops manufactured by EzriCare.

The CDC has issued a warning to stop using the eye drops after reports of one death and dozens of infections in 11 states.

The outbreak has been linked to a type of bacteria called Acinetobacter baumannii, which is resistant to many antibiotics and can cause serious infections.

The CDC is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the source of the contamination.

The FDA has recalled the product and is warning consumers not to use it.

Healthcare providers are also being advised to discontinue using the eye drops and to contact patients who may have been exposed.

The CDC is urging people to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands regularly, to help prevent the spread of infection.

It is unclear how many people may have been affected by the contaminated eye drops, but the CDC is continuing to investigate.