Saturday, March 28, 2009

VA and unsterile instruments (update)

The other day I brought you word that some VA hospitals have been found to use unsterile instruments on our vets, especially in the colonoscopy procedures.

TexasFred's has an update, and it is not getting any better, folks:

VA says 10 colonoscopy patients have hepatitis

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The Veterans Affairs department says 10 people have tested positive for infectious liver disease since they were exposed to contaminated colonoscopy equipment.

The 10 are among thousands of patients who have been warned to get blood tests since being treated at VA facilities in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Miami and Augusta, Ga. All three sites failed to properly sterilize equipment between treatments...

He has more, with even higher numbers now updated, here. THIS is only the beginning, folks! Stay tuned.

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