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How Safe is the Medical Equipment Your Doctor Uses?

In the United States, 28 people have been infected by nontuberculous mycobacterium(NTM). It’s a bacterium commonly found in water and soil but not people. Yet somehow, it has found its way into people all over the country, and many people are wondering how. Well, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) might have the answer, and if it is right, thousands may have been exposed to this sickness. Is the Medical Equipment in Your Hospital Safe? NTM isn’t a pandemic by any means. Its symptoms include, fatigue, weight loss, muscle aches and night sweats. However, out of the 28 infection cases recently discovered here in the U.S., four people have died. Though doctors haven’t directly linked the deaths to the patients’ infections, nobody wants to take that chance, so the CDC has taken action. The CDC has warned all hospitals using the Stöckert 3T heater-cooler that if their machine was built…
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