The Mississippi State Department of Health wants Mississippians and travelers to Mexico to be aware of a possible health risk from bacterial infection following weight-loss surgery at a Tijuana, Mexico hospital.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an outbreak of a drug-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria associated with weight loss surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico since August 1, 2018. The CDC recommends that travelers to Mexico not have surgery (including weight-loss surgery) at Grand View Hospital in Tijuana, until the Mexican government can confirm that the drug-resistant bacteria is no longer present.
Symptoms of infection with this bacteria include redness, pus or swelling at the surgical incision site, or fever.
If you think you have an infection or other complication after surgery at this hospital, seek medical care immediately. For more information about this outbreak and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/drug-resistant-infections-mexico.
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