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Providers Alerted About Resistant Infections in Patients Receiving Surgery Abroad

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A travel alert recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notifies providers of recent cases of surgical site infections in U.S. residents who underwent invasive medical procedures in Tijuana, Mexico.

Most cases were associated with bariatric surgery, and half of the impacted patients had surgery performed at the Grand View Hospital; this hospital has since been closed by the Mexican government. No cases have been reported in California to date. However, providers should be vigilant for the possibility of resistant infections in patients.