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August 2017 (updated October 2017)
Outbreaks associated with ultrasound procedures
In September 2017, 2 patients died from septic shock following an outbreak traced to contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line placements. Earlier in 2017, 11 ICU patients across 4 Australian hospitals developed infections following ultrasound guided central line placements and fluid drainages. Read more below…