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Hospital Recalls Research Body Parts - Items May Have Infectious Diseases

Posted on 08/06/2002 5:57 PM PDT by chance33_98

Hospital Recalls Research Body Parts

Items May Have Infectious Diseases

POSTED: 8:52 a.m. EDT August 6, 2002

HOUSTON -- A Texas medical center has announced a recall of body parts that were shipped to research facilities across the nation.

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Houston warned that some of the body parts may have carried infectious diseases, including HIV.

A spokesman told the Houston Chronicle that the parts may have been shipped accidentally because of poor record-keeping.

 


He said it isn't known whether any researchers have been exposed to dangerous viruses.

Officials have alerted about 60 research programs and issued a recall of parts shipped within an 18-month period.