Aziyo Biologics issued a recall of its FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix product after several patients tested positive for tuberculosis after treatment. FiberCel is a product made from human tissue that is used in orthopedic procedures to promote bone growth. The company confirmed the contaminated product was shipped to healthcare facilities in 20 states. Tuberculosis is a bacterial respiratory infection that is easily spread through microscopic droplets released into the air when a person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Tuberculosis mainly affects the lungs although more serious infections can also affect the kidneys, spine or brain.
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