Data that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected identifies least 18 viral hepatitis outbreaks from 2001 through 2011 because of unsafe injection practices in ambulatory physician offices or surgical centers.
But the CDC, which collects the data from local and state health departments that it and other HHS agencies analyze, does not believe the known outbreaks represent all such instances, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, a congressional watchdog agency.
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