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Using Single-Dose Vaccine Vials Multiple Times Linked to Hospital Infections

by Kathy Jones on  July 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A weekly report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that patients could be at a risk of contracting hospital infections due to the use of single dose vaccines or vials in two or more patients.
 Using Single-Dose Vaccine Vials Multiple Times Linked to Hospital Infections
Using Single-Dose Vaccine Vials Multiple Times Linked to Hospital Infections
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The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of patients in Arizona and Delaware who were infected after hospital staff used single-dose vials for more than one patient.

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The report added that a shortage of available medication could be the reason for the staff to reuse the same vial in other patients.

"Investigations confirmed that the three MRSA-infected patients received pain injections on the same day, along with 25 other patients. Two MRSA-infected patients received epidural steroid injections. Ten people, including the MRSA-infected patients, received contrast injections for radiologic imaging to guide medication needle placement", the report said.


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