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Response to Alert on Possible Infections with Mycobacterium chimaera From Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices in Hospitals Participating in the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2018

Dominik Mertz
Affiliation:
Departments of Medicine, Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, and Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Jennifer Macri
Affiliation:
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Susy Hota
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention and Control Department, University Health Network, Toronto Ontario, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada
Kanchana Amaratunga
Affiliation:
Center for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ian Davis
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lynn Johnston
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bonita Lee
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Infection Prevention and Control, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Linda Pelude
Affiliation:
Center for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Science
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Pediatrics, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stephanie Smith
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention and Control, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Alice Wong
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention and Control, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Abstract

Canadian hospitals were made aware of the risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infection associated with heater-cooler units (HCUs) through alerts issued by the US food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In response, most hospitals conducted retrospective reviews for infections, informed exposed patients, and initiated a requirement for informed consent with HCU use.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:482–484

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© 2018 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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