'Superbug' outbreak leaves 2 dead, including Valley woman

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News has learned one of the two people who died in connection with a "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was from the Central Valley.

An attorney for the victim's family says the 48-year-old woman was a liver transplant patient. She died in December after being treated with a scope carrying the drug-resistant "superbug" CRE.

Five other people have also been infected by the medical scopes and nearly 200 others exposed. UCLA is now stepping up its sanitization process to prevent further exposure.

Three new cases of the "superbug" have also been diagnosed in North Carolina.

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