CDC: Hepatitis outbreak kills six due to unsafe blood glucose monitoring

OSHA Healthcare Connection, March 1, 2011

An investigation by the CDC confirmed that the unsafe sharing of blood glucose meters and reusable fingerstick devices at a North Carolina assisted-living facility was responsible for the death of six patients from hepatitis B.

Click here for more information. Also, see the Tools page for CDC tip sheets on safe injection practices for needle/syringes and fingerstick devices.

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