Rush University Medical Center Reports Bacteria Release

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    Now, where is this scare coming from or going to?


    By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer
    CHICAGO Dec 18, 2007 (AP)

    Share Federal health officials said Tuesday they are investigating dozens of blood infections in at least two states that have been linked to medical syringes contaminated with bacteria.

    About 40 people have been sickened in Illinois and Texas, including 20 outpatients from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. No deaths were reported.

    The infections were caused by bacteria called Serratia marcescens (pronounced Sur-AY'-she-uh mar-SUH'-sens), found in a single batch of heparin-filled syringes made in Angier, N.C., by a company called Sierra Pre-Filled.

    Syringes from that batch also were sent to Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania but infections so far have turned up only in,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    More: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Germs/wireStory?id=4022837

    Maybe they were sent to your hospital or clinic?
     
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