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The manufacturer of a type of medical scope linked to the spread of deadly bacterial infections issued detailed new cleaning instructions for the devices Thursday, urging hospitals to implement the procedures “as soon as possible.”

The new safety protocols from Olympus America come after recent outbreaks at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and ­Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where nearly a dozen patients contracted antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” from contaminated medical scopes and hundreds of others potentially were exposed.

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