No harmful bacteria in shots given to UAF students


by Your Alaska Link News Team

The University of Alaska Fairbanks says nothing harmful was found in a solution that was injected into students in the medical assistant program who practiced by giving themselves shots.

The university hired a toxicology lab to analyze the solution known as Demo-Dose. The lab found three strains of bacteria but none are known to cause disease in health people.

Reports say an investigation began in March after students complained of pain and skin irritation.

About 30 students received the solution, which is not approved for human injections. The university says the assistant professor who told students to practice with the product has been placed on leave and her contract will not be renewed.