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March 30th, 2011
08:15 AM ET

Nine die due to contaminated IV bags

Nine patients have died due to contaminated IV bags in Alabama hospitals. The patients had all been receiving intravenous nutritional supplements provided by a Birmingham pharmacy called Meds IV, which are believed to have been contaminated with a lethal bacteria. In total, nineteen patients are confirmed to have been infected by the bacteria.

Dr. Donald Williamson is the Alabama State Health Officer and Director, Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Williamson talks to American Morning about the contaminated IV bags.

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