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A Dozen Tijuana Surgery Patients Contract Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Multidrug-resistant bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa is shown in this rendering.

Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Above: Multidrug-resistant bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa is shown in this rendering.

At least a dozen U.S. residents who have had surgeries in Tijuana have returned with antibiotic-resistant infections.

Health reporter Lena Sun investigated this story for The Washington Post. She reported that at least eight of the patients had surgeries at Grand View Hospital in Tijuana.

Sun joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss what is known about the cases.

GUEST: Lena Sun, health reporter, The Washington Post

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