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MGH faulted for delaying contagion alert

By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / February 20, 2009

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Massachusetts General Hospital waited four days before alerting Boston health authorities that a wave of gastrointestinal illness was sweeping through patients and staff on one floor. The delay earlier this week is an apparent violation of rules requiring prompt reporting of suspected infectious disease clusters. (Full article: 830 words)

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