No pattern found so far in deadly infections linked to dialysis center

Mike Oliver

BESSEMER, Alabama – Six different bacteria have been recovered from blood cultures of kidney dialysis patients sickened with infections linked to Bessemer Kidney Center, but so far there’s no pattern of infection pointing to “any specific source or cause,” said a state official involved in the investigation.

The center remains closed as the investigation continues into the infections last month that sent seven people to the hospital. Two patients died.

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