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Heart surgery patients may be at risk for deadly infection: CDC warns

Heart surgery patients may be at risk for deadly infection: CDC warns

Issuing a warning about a risk of potentially deadly infection from devices used in open-heart surgery, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) said that nearly 60 per cent of the 250,000 heart bypass surgeries performed annually in the U. S. since 2012 involved contaminated heater-cooler devices.

Half a million heart surgery patients at risk of deadly infection: CDC

Half a million heart surgery patients at risk of deadly infection: CDC

More than half a million American patients who underwent open-heart surgery since 2012 could be at risk of a deadly bacterial infection, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) warned.

According to federal public health officials, the deadly bacterial infection threatening the patients is linked to a device, a piece of medical equipment called a heater-cooler unit, which was used during their operations at various hospitals.

CDC and Health Experts Advise PeopleToReceive Seasonal Flu Vaccination

CDC and Health Experts Advise PeopleToReceive Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu is a serious and unpredictable issue, so it is necessary toget flu shot on time. Citing drop in numbers of Americans receiving the vaccine,federal health officials have advised people, especially elderly people, to immunizethemselves as soon as possible.

Having information on prostate cancer is vital

Having information on prostate cancer is vital

Before the focus shifts on breast cancer awareness as October is just around the corner, it is vital to mention that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It is important to have information about the disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in America.

E.coli outbreak investigation over, illnesses expected to continue for some time: CDC

E.coli outbreak investigation over, illnesses expected to continue for some time: CDC

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have completed investigation into a multi-state E.coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour. From December 2015 to now, at least 63 people have fallen sick and more are expected to become victims of the infection.

Seven drug overdose deaths make Ohio's Cuyahoga County to issue public health warning

Seven drug overdose deaths make Ohio's Cuyahoga County to issue public health warning

Ohio's Cuyahoga County’s medical examiner has issued a public health warning after seven people died from drug overdose in the county on Saturday. In August, 52 overdose deaths took place, said Chris Harris, the communications specialist for Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office.

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