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Hospital Warns 4,000 Patients of Possible Hepatitis and HIV Exposure

by Bidita Debnath on  March 16, 2014 at 5:45 PM Hospital News   - G J E 4
A Long Island hospital has asked its 4,000 patients to get tested for a possible hepatitis and HIV infection Out of an 'abundance of caution'.

This is because they believe that some people may have been exposed to the diseases via an insulin pen.
 Hospital Warns 4,000 Patients of Possible Hepatitis and HIV Exposure
Hospital Warns 4,000 Patients of Possible Hepatitis and HIV Exposure
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Hospital's spokesman Damian Becker said that while no one was observed reusing the insulin pen reservoir, a nurse was overheard saying it was all right to do so, CBS News reported.

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Becker asserted that the hospital is bound to take the precautionary measures, but the risk of infection is 'extremely low'.

A hospital visitor said that the hospital warning is unbelievable and just shocking.

Source: ANI
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