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June 2016
PATIENT CARE AND SCIENCE
FDA Alerts Health Facilities of M. Chimaera Due to Heater-cooler devices; CDC Continued Updates on Zika Testing
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a Safety Communication providing recommendations for facilities and staff using heater-cooler devices due to reports of US patients infected with Mycobacterium chimaera. 
 
The CDC continues to provide the most up-to-date guidance for testing for Zika virus infection using real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR). Thank you to all members who participated in our survey regarding IDSA’s efforts to keep you informed of developments in the Zika virus outbreak. Your feedback is critical to our work. If you missed the survey and would still like to provide feedback, please find a user feedback box, “Did you find what you were looking for?” in the bottom left corner of the Zika Resources page on our website
 
IDSA offers two email services to help members stay informed of updates from FDA and CDC. Content includes a range of topics, including drug warnings, recalls, and outbreak investigations. Recent alerts have included: 
 
 
 
 
 
Is Your Facility Experiencing Antibiotic Shortages? IDSA members are urged to report drug shortages directly to FDA and to copy IDSA staff at schang@idsociety.org.


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