Drip, drip, drip…

The global M. chimaera outbreak associated with heater cooler devices is still slowly evolving. We continue to learn of new cases through communication with clinicians. Yet the federal health agencies are mostly silent and many (perhaps most) hospitals using the implicated heater cooler devices have not developed a risk mitigation strategy. Thus, this outbreak is likely to stretch over a very long time. We recently published our experience with management of the outbreak in Clinical Infectious Diseases, summarized in the visual abstract below.

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