Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR04 - (Alta-Heart-Surgery-Infection)

EDMONTON. x-19s. About 11-thousand, five hundred Albertans who have gone through open-heart surgery are getting a notice from Alberta Health Services. Alberta Health Services has become aware of a potential risk of patients getting infected because of exposure to a germ associated with certain heater-cooler units. Doctor Mark Joffe (JOFF-ee) says two Quebec patients have been diagnosed with the infection, so they decided to warn others here.

("...a thousand.") (SOURCE:CHED)

TAG: It can take months or even years for the infection to grow. No infections from the bacteria have been identified so far in any Alberta cardiac patients.

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PR03 - (Alta-Heart-Surgery-Infection)

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