Recalls Research Body Parts - Items May Have Infectious
on 08/06/2002 5:57 PM PDT by chance33_98
Hospital Recalls Research Body Parts
Items May Have Infectious Diseases
8:52 a.m. EDT August 6, 2002
-- A Texas medical center has announced a recall of body parts
that were shipped to research facilities across the nation.
University of Texas Medical Branch in Houston warned that some
of the body parts may have carried infectious diseases,
spokesman told the Houston Chronicle that the parts may have
been shipped accidentally because of poor record-keeping.
said it isn't known whether any researchers have been exposed
to dangerous viruses.
have alerted about 60 research programs and issued a recall of
parts shipped within an 18-month period.