SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has appointed a new health secretary after the previous one stepped down following revelations of a bacteria outbreak at a local hospital.
Dr. Ana Rius was named to the position on Thursday.
She will oversee an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii at the intensive health care unit at the University of Puerto Rico Hospital in the northern city of Carolina.
Health officials say that at least 35 people were carrying the bacteria, and 10 of them died from May to July. Officials say that at least eight of those died from other causes.
Officials asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate at the time.
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