Second TB outbreak linked to a viable bone allograft product

A second tuberculosis outbreak linked to a viable bone allograft product contaminated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis resulted in five more cases and two deaths, according to the outbreak investigation.
“During July 7 to 11, 2023, CDC received reports of two patients in different states with a tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis following spinal surgical procedures that used bone allografts containing live cells from the same deceased donor,” Jonathan M. Wortham, MD, lead of the CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Outbreak Investigations Team, and colleagues wrote. “An

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