HEALTH ALERT: PROSTATE BIOPSY DEVICES MAY BE CONTAMINATED
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending letters to thousands of possible victims tested between 1997 and 2001. During
a routine inspection at a Maine hospital, VA staff found contamination in one
BK Biopsy Transducer device. Officials also found some lack of clarity in the
instructions for disinfecting and sterilizing the equipment. In Portland, more
than 2,200 VA patients may be at risk. However, VA officials say the chance of
exposure is small.
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