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Last month, Oklahoma state health officials found unsanitary conditions at a Tulsa dental surgery practice that may have left thousands of patients exposed to HIV and Hepatitis. Now, blood tests have confirmed at least 60 of those patients have tested positive for either of the diseases, according to the Tulsa Health Department (THD).
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ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- To help healthcare workers improve patient safety, the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) is launching a new educational video for U.S.
Most people donâ€™t go to the doctor expecting to come away with a potentially deadly infection. But thatâ€™s whatâ€™s happening too often to people whose health care professionals donâ€™t follow standard guidelines for infection control.
Nevada prosecutors say it will likely be early next year before charges are filed against a medical center that allegedly exposed patients to hepatitis C.
By Annette Wells By ANNETTE WELLS REVIEW-JOURNAL Liver specialists in Nevada are seeing an increase in patients since health officials in February announced an outbreak of hepatitis C cases linked to an endoscopy clinic. Dr.
Nevada health officials say they have traced seven cases of hepatitis C to two patients who underwent procedures at a Las Vegas clinic last year.
Another hepatitis C case linked to a closed Las Vegas endoscopy clinic brings the number of confirmed cases of the disease to nine, health officials said.
Fearing an outbreak of the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus, authorities are advising nearly 40,000 people who visited a Las Vegas clinic to get hepatitis and HIV tests after the clinic was found to be reusing syringes and vials of medications during a four-year time period.
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