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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 […]