Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 10th, 1997
"This practice would easily transmit other blood-borne agents," stated Hashim Alawi Abulrahi, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ("Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Transmitted in Hospital through Heparin Locks," the Lancet, January 4, 1997;349:23-25). Researcher Robert E. Fontaine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, was a contributing author to this report.
Abulrahi et al. said they initiated an in-hospital investigation to determine the method of transmission following a...
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