Infection Outbreak

March 31, 2011 by staff 

Infection Outbreak, Alabama health officials say nine people who received contaminated bags intravenous feeding were killed and the manufacturer withdrew the product from the market.

Health officials say 10 people treated with the most sacks in six Alabama hospitals were also sickened by the outbreak of the bacterium Serratia marcescens. State Health Officer Donald Williamson said Tuesday that officials have not definitively linked the death of the bacterial outbreak is over what they say.

Patients received a nutritional product in the bags, which is delivered by IV tubes. Birmingham-based Meds IV produced them. The manufacturer has recalled all products. The federal and state officials are investigating.

The hospitals affected are Baptist Princeton Baptist Shelby Medical West, Cooper Green and Speciality Select all in the area of?? Birmingham. The sixth, Baptist Prattville, north of Montgomery.

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