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- More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedureUpdated 9:43 AM ET, Mon November 25, 2019
More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health.
[Read More]Dangerous superbugs kill more people than previously thought
Nearly twice as many people are dying from drug-resistant infections in the United States than previously thought, according to a report published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Superbugs” are responsible for more than 35,000 deaths and nearly 3 million illnesses each year, the report found.
[Read More]1,300 people have died of the flu so far this yearDecember 17, 2019, 6:10 PM
Flu activity is spreading across the country, with widespread cases in the South and other pockets of the disease cropping up in states nationwide. This year’s flu season is now well underway, and it hit earlier than usual, according to health experts.