Forsyth Medical Center

Q&A about Possible CJD Exposure at Forsyth Medical Center

Since posting the story about how 18 patients at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, were possibly exposed to the rare but deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), we’ve had folks ask for more information. While there has been no additional information provided by the hospital, we’ve put together this list of answers to common questions: I’ve …

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Forsyth Medical Center Exposures Some Patients to Serious Disease Risk

Today, officials at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, admitted that improper medical instrument sterilization exposed 18 neurosurgery patients to the deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is caused by infectious agents called “prions,” which are extremely difficult to kill. On January 18, 2014, a patient suspected of having CJD had surgery. Instead of throwing away …

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