US patients contract drug-resistant infections after Tijuana surgeries

The CDC reported several antibiotic-resistant infections among U.S. residents who traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, for surgeries.

Ten people in six states were infected with drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa — a bacteria that does not respond to most common antibiotics. Most of the infected patients went to Tijuana for weight-loss surgeries.

Infections occurred at Grand View Hospital in Tijuana and other health facilities.

Patients traveling to Mexico should not have surgery at Grand View Hospital until officials in Mexico confirm the drug-resistant form of the bacteria is no longer a risk, CDC officials warned.

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