Tag: Mycobacteria abscessus

Deadly Infections at a South Carolina Hospital in 2014: Was A Heater-Cooler Device To Blame? Previously undisclosed data confirm a direct association between the infections and a contaminated heater-cooler device.

February 18, 2016 — A type of medical device recently linked to serious patient infections may have played a more significant role in a deadly hospital outbreak in South Carolina two…

Greenville Health System Settles a Lawsuit Claiming Negligence Caused a Patient’s Infection, Death

July 13, 2015 — South Carolina’s Greenville Health System has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a surgical patient who died in 2014 from an unusual infection contracted…

Recommendations to Prevent Atypical Mycobacterial Infections Following Surgical Procedures

July 30, 2014 — This is the second in a series of three articles that discuss an outbreak of an unusual type of atypical mycobacterium following surgical procedures performed in…