One person died after consuming the beef product, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, New York, and West Virginia.
- Colorado: Meat producer Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling approximately 132,000 pounds of ground beef tied to an E. coli outbreak. Seventeen people are sick, and one person died after consuming contaminated ground beef products and becoming ill with E.coli. The recall affects 12 products that were packaged and produced in June (Mack, Indianapolis Star/USA Today, 9/20).
- New York: CDC researchers have reported an outbreak of the often multidrug-resistant fungus Candida auris in New York City. The report revealed that there were 51 clinical and 61 screening cases of C. auris in the state, all except one of which were diagnosed in New York City. Researchers so far are unable to confirm why C. auris is especially prevalent in New York City (Knowles, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Hospital Review, 9/18).
- West Virginia: West Virginia University Medicine officials announced Wednesday that the university's Heart and Vascular Institute will offer a heart transplant program—the first of its kind in the state. The new program means West Virginia residents will no longer have to travel to Pittsburgh or Cleveland for heart transplants (AP/Sacramento Bee, 9/19).
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