Superbug threat triggers GESA guideline revision

The Gastroenterological Society of Australia has proposed major modifications to duodenoscope cleaning guidelines in response to outbreaks of multiresistant bacteria in Europe and the US.

President Dr Ian Norton has written to gastroenterologists stating the outbreaks have been related to duodenoscopes manufactured by Olympus.

Olympus Australia is in the process of recalling their instruments for inspection and modification.