Multistate outbreak of B.cepacia

The CDC reported ten confirmed cases of infection caused by bacteria within the Burkholderia cepacia complex in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The patients acquired the infections while already hospitalized for acute conditions. The infections have been linked to the Medline product, Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam. Shadow Holdings dba Bocchi Laboratories has voluntarily recalled 4 ounce and 8 ounce bottles of the lots that tested positive for the bacteria. Read the FDA safety alert.