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National Patient Safety Alert: Contamination of hygiene products with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been detected in hygiene products manufactured by Vernacare. Vernacare have issued a voluntary recall of all 'in-date' cosmetic products which include wet wipes, wash mitts, barrier cloths, bed bath washcloths and shampoo caps produced at its Lancashire facility.
 
It is crucial to ensure relevant products are removed, especially from health and care settings. There is need to raise awareness among health and care professionals who might encounter potentially associated cases to inform clinical care, surveillance and public health action.

Further details and actions required can be found in the alert.

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