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New CDC Alert: Drug-Resistant Infections in Dr. Almanza's Grand View Hospital



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On January 9, 2019, The CDC issued a Level 2 Alert about Drug-Resistant Infections at Dr. Almanza's Grand View Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. The Mexican government has closed Grand View Hospital until further notice:

Key Points

  • Recently, some US residents returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, were diagnosed with infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.
  • All of the travelers with this particular infection had an invasive medical procedure performed in Tijuana. Most (but not all) of them had weight-loss surgery. About half of those infected had their surgery done at the Grand View Hospital.
  • Based on information provided by the CDC, the Mexican government has closed the Grand View Hospital until further notice.
  • CDC recommends that travelers to Tijuana, Mexico, not have surgery at the Grand View Hospital until the Mexican government can confirm that the drug-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria is no longer there

We urge all BariatricPal members to stay far away from Dr. Almanza and Grand View Hospital.

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3 hours ago, Alex Brecher said:

On January 9, 2019, The CDC issued a Level 2 Alert about Drug-Resistant Infections at Dr. Almanza's Grand View Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. The Mexican government has closed Grand View Hospital until further notice:

Key Points

  • Recently, some US residents returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, were diagnosed with infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.
  • All of the travelers with this particular infection had an invasive medical procedure performed in Tijuana. Most (but not all) of them had weight-loss surgery. About half of those infected had their surgery done at the Grand View Hospital.
  • Based on information provided by the CDC, the Mexican government has closed the Grand View Hospital until further notice.
  • CDC recommends that travelers to Tijuana, Mexico, not have surgery at the Grand View Hospital until the Mexican government can confirm that the drug-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria is no longer there

We urge all BariatricPal members to stay far away from Dr. Almanza and Grand View Hospital.

Thank you for the Alert, Alex. Super important. I think there are several members who "were" scheduled with Dr. Almanza for January.

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