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An increase in nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in post-surgical patients has been linked to contaminated water emitted from heater-cooler devices used in surgery. Infection preventionists and their clinical colleagues should immediately review cleaning and disinfection procedures for the devices and ensure only sterile water is used in them, public health agencies advise.</p>

CDC, FDA warn of surgical infections caused by heater-cooler units

Review cleaning and disinfection protocols for devices