Large TB outbreak may be caused by surgical 'bone repair product' -
Jun 18, 2021 1 min, 6 secs

More than 100 people may have been exposed to TB bacteria through this product, called FiberCel.

More than 100 people may have been exposed to TB bacteria through this product, called FiberCel, during spinal surgeries that occurred this spring, according to The Washington Post.

Early this month, the maker of FiberCel, Aziyo Biologics Inc., issued a recall of a single lot of the product after one hospital reported that seven out of 23 patients who received FiberCel developed post-surgical infections, and four of these tested positive for TB, according to the recall notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

A total of 113 patients received the recalled product, with most suspected TB cases in Indiana and Delaware, the Post reported.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is investigating the outbreak along with the FDA, these 113 patients "are likely to have been exposed to MTB" or Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB.

The CDC is recommending that all patients who received the recalled product should undergo treatment for TB, which typically involves taking antibiotics for six to nine months.

Although Mycobacterium tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, "TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine and brain," according to the CDC.

Officials are currently investigating how the FiberCel product may have become contaminated, the Post reported.

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