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Rare hospital infection hitting heart patients
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5404253/Is-blood-eating-hospital-bug.html A killer ‘blood-eating’ bacterial infection that may have affected thousands of British heart patients has claimed seven more lives in the past year, The Mail on Sunday has learned. The death toll from the hospital bug mycobacterium chimaera (MC), spread by contaminated heart surgery machines, continues to rise a year after the problem was […]
How many more will fall victim to heart op machine’s killer bug?
THE full shocking extent of the outbreak of a ‘blood-eating’ bacterial infection that may have affected thousands of British heart patients can be revealed by The Mail on Sunday today. And the first survivor of the disease to speak out has told of her anguish after being warned that it may still kill her. We […]