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2011-03-31 10:34:25

Contaminated total parenteral nutrition (TPN) fed intravenously to nineteen patients at six Alabama hospitals is a possible culprit in the death of nine patients, leaving 10 others seriously ill, reports AFP. The Alabama Department of Public Heath (ADPH) released a statement saying, "TPN is a liquid nutrition fed through an IV using a catheter. Use of contaminated products may lead to bacterial infection of the blood." The affected hospitals include Baptist Princeton, Baptist Shelby, Baptist...