I’ve been involved in infection prevention and control for over a decade and have worked hard to ensure patient safety. Anyone who has met me knows how passionate I am about keeping infectious diseases away from those who are vulnerable.

But sometimes, infections happen and we simply don’t know why. Here’s one very frustrating example of the truth coming out far too late.

Olympus Corp issued no broad warnings about scope infection risk in America in 2013 or two years afterward despite doing so in Europe.

Source: 35 deaths linked to scope infections after Olympus told execs not to warn hospitals

 

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