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    Multistate TB Outbreak Linked to Bone Graft Material

    June 11 — DTBE released a Dear Colleague letter about a TB outbreak linked to a single product lot of FiberCel, a bone allograft. The product was recalled after the product lot had shipped to more than 30 facilities in 20 states. CDC has worked with the affected state and local health departments to determine the disposition status of all distributed units of this lot and, where relevant, recipient patient clinical status. All facilities and states have been contacted, and all unused products have been sequestered. If you have not been contacted, then there were no affected lots delivered to your jurisdiction. CDC recommends that all patients who received this product lot immediately begin full treatment for TB disease. CDC also emphasizes the importance of identifying and assessing all exposed healthcare contacts for TB infection and disease. Refer to the letter and its linked attachments for details on treatment, risk assessment, and precautions.

    LTBI Clinical Recommendations