Specific batches of carbomer-containing lubricating eye gels recalled as a precaution due to possible contamination
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued an alert regarding Burkholderia cenocepacia outbreak with suspected association with carbomer lubricating eye gel. Burkholderia cepacian are bacteria usually found naturally in the environment but can cause serious harm to patients with weakened immune system or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis. Investigation and testing are still ongoing, and these eye gels are being recalled as a precaution. UKHSA considers the risk to the general public from Burkholderia cenocepacia to be very low, but some patient groups are at higher risk of adverse effects.
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