Outbreak of extensively drug-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa associated with artificial tears

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about infections with an extensively drug-resistant strain of Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-╬▓lactamase (VIM) and Guiana-Extended Spectrum-╬▓-Lactamase (GES)-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-GES-CRPA) in 12 states.