A recent study of 32,000 anonymous samples from appendectomies found 16 which tested positive for Variant Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease (vCJD) – a degenerative brain disease related to BSE otherwise known as “Mad Cow Disease”. From this research, it was estimated that 1 in 2,000 people in the UK may be carriers of the disease.1
UK health agencies have already begun taking precautionary measures to reduce the risk of cross contamination by surgical instruments. This indicates a need to recognise the associated risks of re-using instruments which can be avoided by single-use, safeguarding the interests of both patient and healthcare provider.
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