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Risk of infecting surgery patients with CJD not taken seriously, say MPs

Health officials must do more to prevent the spread of variant CJD, the human form of BSE, say MPs. They warn that the ongoing risks of infection are not being taken seriously enough.
Some hospitals may have put patients at risk by failing to decontaminate surgical tools used on people with vCJD, and it was impossible to know if the national blood supply was clear of the infectious agent, they said.
The MPs go on to accuse ministers of complacency and to call for a fresh effort to develop better sterilisation procedures and the establishment of a large blood-screening trial in the next 12 months to reveal the scale of the “silent infection”.

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/24/risk-infecting-surgery-patients-cjd-not-taken-seriously-mps

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