Wild, Wild West: Clinic Outbreak Breaks All the RulesSeventeen oncology patients infected, three die

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How egregious were the infection control violations in an outbreak in a New York City outpatient oncology clinic? Three patients died and investigators agreed it could have been much worse. The staggering array of breaks in basic practice prompted investigator Joel Ackelsberg, MD, MPH, to dub the outbreak “the wild, wild west.”

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