Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Thursday December 27, 2018

Question – The article cited below states “In February 1996, an outbreak of illness occurred at a hemodialysis clinic in Caruaru, Pernambuco State, Brazil. At this clinic 116 (89%) of 131 patients experienced visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, and muscle weakness, following routine hemodialysis treatment. Subsequently, 100 patients developed acute liver failure. As of December 1996, 52 of the deaths could be attributed to a common syndrome now called ‘Caruaru Syndrome’.” What was the etiology of this outbreak?

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