WHO calls for ‘smart’ syringes to stem diseases

February 24, 2015 2:00 AM

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The World Health Organization has called on healthcare providers around the globe to switch to syringes that can only be used once in order to better battle deadly diseases spread by needle sharing.

In new guidelines released Monday the UN health agency ‘detailed recommendations highlighting the value of safety features for syringes, including devices that protect health workers against accidental... injury.’ Dangerous injection practices led to the accidental infection worldwide of 1.7 million...

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