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Notes from the field: investigation of infectious disease risks associated with a nontransplant anatomical donation center - Arizona, 2014.

Authors
de Perio-MA; Bernard-BP; Delaney-LJ; Pesik-N; Cohen-NJ
Source
MMWR 2014 May; 63(17):384-385
NIOSHTIC No.
20044212
Abstract
CDC is investigating reports of potential occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Mycobacterium tuberculosis among workers performing preparation and dissection procedures on human nontransplant anatomical materials at a nontransplant anatomical donation center in Arizona. CDC is working with Arizona public health officials to inform persons exposed to these potentially infected materials. Nontransplant anatomical centers around the United States process thousands of donated cadavers annually. These materials (which might be fresh, frozen, or chemically preserved) are used by universities and surgical instrument and pharmaceutical companies for medical education and research. The American Association of Tissue Banks has developed accreditation policies for nontransplant anatomical donation organizations (1). It also has written standards (1) that specify exclusion criteria for donor material, as well as use of proper environmental controls and safe work practices to prevent transmission of infectious agents during receipt and handling of nontransplant anatomical materials. At the center under investigation, which is now closed, these standards might not have been consistently implemented.
Keywords
Infectious-diseases; Infection-control; HIV; Immunologic-disorders; Humans; Hepatitis; Viral-diseases; Viral-infections; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Medical-facilities; Anatomy; Medical-research; Medical-sciences; Education; Health-standards; Standards; Tissue-culture; Body-fluids; Contagious-diseases; Employee-exposure; Work-practices; Hazardous-materials; Environmental-control
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20140502
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
mdeperio@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M052014
Issue of Publication
17
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; EPRO
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
OH; GA; AZ
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