An outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) infection associated with contaminated heater cooler units used for cardiac bypass surgery has sparked warnings from infectious disease specialists for doctors to ‘remain vigilant’ about detecting and managing new cases of the rare and potentially fatal infection. Overseas there have been 70 confirmed cases, two confirmed cases in ...
Cardiologists advised to be alert for rare infection
By Sunalie Silva
24 Feb 2017