Monday, January 14, 2008

Surgical Glue contaminated with HCV

This is sort of crazy, but it appears that 57 people contracted HCV from contaminated surgical glue in Tokyo after undergoing heart surgery.

The glue is made using fibrinogen, a blood product, and apparently was tainted with the hepatitis C virus. The glue may have been used on up to 79,000 patients! A class action suit is pending.

Check out the article here.

two posts, one evening!

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