Notes from the Field: Mycobacteria chimaera Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Unit Use During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery --- Los Angeles County, 2012--2016

Jan 03, 2019
In December 2016, a hospital in Los Angeles County reported two infections, later identified as Mycobacterium chimaera, in patients with a recent history (<5 years) of cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, which were found to be associated with the heater-cooler units used during surgery.

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