Perforated intravenous drip bags may be contaminated

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At Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama two elderly patients died in the span of a few days in late September after receiving IV drips allegedly laced with disinfectant” The Japan Times (2017).

The Japan Times report “At Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama two elderly patients died in the span of a few days in late September after receiving IV drips allegedly laced with disinfectant. In November police renewed their investigation into a hospital in Fukuoka Prefecture following the discovery of a small hole in an intravenous drip bag after perforations were found in three IV bags there in October. No patients at the Hospital of the University of Occupational and Environmental Health were harmed, and the intravenous drip bag was not used.”

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