Shame! Troops Infected With FILTHY Medical Equipment
A disgusting medical mistake has put American troops lives at risk.
And you, or someone you love, could be next.
More than 100 members of the U.S. Air Force will spend the next several months waiting to find out if they’ve contracted hepatitis… or even HIV and AIDS.
All because doctors treated them with contaminated medical scopes.
But this problem isn’t limited to our armed forces.
Unsanitary scopes are a national problem that is putting the lives of countless Americans – especially seniors – at risk.
Before you agree to another medical procedure, you need to take some critical steps to stay safe.
We’ve known for a few years now that medical scopes aren’t being sanitized properly.
So, you’d think our government would do everything it could to at least keep our soldiers safe from this growing epidemic.
But it looks like Uncle Sam has fallen down on the job… again.
The Air Force has just sent an urgent warning to 135 patients who received colonoscopies and endoscopies at an air base in Qatar.
As it turns out, the scopes that were used may not have been cleaned properly – for years. And these men and women may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
Can you imagine anything more disgusting?
Our soldiers have put their lives on the line against ISIS and Al Qaeda – and now they have to worry that their own doctors may have killed them!
And this isn’t a new problem – in fact, it’s a grave threat for you and everyone you know.
In 2014, 14 patients at a Pittsburgh hospital were infected with a deadly superbug, thanks to a scope used to examine their lungs.
Three more Seattle patients got superbug infections in their bladders the following year.
And in November 2015, seven patients were infected with clostridium difficile – aka C. Diff. – from a colonoscopy device.
And this is just the short list! There have been DOZENS of outbreaks, including one at UCLA that killed three people.
How on earth is this happening?!
In some cases, it’s pure carelessness. Medical staff aren’t following the cleaning instructions for the scopes. This is what happened with the Air Force victims, for instance.
But other times, the design of the scopes has changed slightly over the years, and the cleaning procedures are no longer adequate.
So, what can you do?
Any time you need a procedure involving a scope (like a colonoscopy or endoscopy), always ask the doctor or hospital how the scopes are cleaned.
If they’re washed manually (instead of an automated disinfection process), head for the hills – FAST.
It’s a question most of us wouldn’t think to ask – but it could end up saving your life.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health