CDC reports 2nd death in tuberculosis outbreak from medical products

Two people have contracted tuberculosis and died following an outbreak related to contaminated human bone tissue products used in hospitals, surgical centers and dental clinics, according to the CDC

In late July, the CDC reported an investigation into the risk of tuberculosis from one contaminated donor lot for the bone-forming product ViBone and dental implant AlloOss, which were made by Silver Spring, Md.-based Aziyo Biologics. The company recalled all lots of its human bone tissue products July 13 after two patients contracted tuberculosis. 

The CDC initially reported one patient death, and a second death was confirmed Aug. 11. 

The contaminated lot was sent to healthcare facilities in California, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas and Virginia. The 34 other patients who have been treated with the material have been contacted, the CDC confirmed to Becker's.

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