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Melbourne Hospital delays informing patients of possible exposure to CJD

An autopsy indicated that a previous patient at the hospital had Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Thus there was a possibility that the contaminated instruments used on this patient may have been used on other patients as the sterilization process is ineffective against the disease. There was a delay in when the hospital found this out to when they stopped using the possibly infected equipment. There was also a delay in notifying possible at risk patients.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Herald Sun

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About: Melbourne Hospital delays informing patients of possible exposure to CJD

Date: 14 September 2004

Source: Herald Sun

Author: Jen Kelly, Michelle Pountney, Ian Royall

URL: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10758308%5E661,00.html

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical error
  • Medical error and contamination
  • Contamination
  • Contamination and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Medical error and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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