Health Officials Are Warning that Possibly Hundreds of Open-Heart Surgery Patients May Have Been Infected

October 13, 2016

(Associated Press) – Health officials are warning that small outbreaks of infections spread by contaminated operating room machinery during open-heart surgery could be more widespread than first thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted doctors and hospitals on Thursday. The contamination has been tied to 28 cases in the U.S., including at least four who died. But officials think hundreds or thousands of other patients could have been infected.