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Dirty medical needles put tens of thousands at risk

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/26/2012 @ 11:46 pm In Health | No Comments

(USA Today) When seven people arrived at a Delaware hospital in March with drug-resistant MRSA infections, the similarities were alarming.

All of the patients had the same strain of MRSA, all had the infections in joints, and all had gotten injections in those joints at the same orthopedic clinic in a three-day span. State health officials found that the clinic had injected multiple patients with medication from a vial that was meant to be used only once, spreading the MRSA bacteria to a new patient with each shot.


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