Vegas clinic infected with Hepatitis

2008-02-29 15:57:36 (GMT) ( - Health News News)

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AUSTIN, Minnesota
Health officials on Wednesday said there the patients who have been infected with hepatitis C and many more are designated to undergo a test for virus and HIV as well as reported by Associated Press.

Health District of Southern Nevada in one of the statements said, some of six people underwent the process at Southern Nevada’s Endoscopy Center now involve virus of hepatitis C. District said that out of six, five were treated in September on same day and the sixth one is supposed to be infected in the month of July.

In addition to this the statement said, “unsafe injection practices related to the administration of anesthesia medication might have exposed patients to the blood of other patients.”

Lawrence Sand chief heath-officer said any individual who received the dose of anesthesia at clinic since March 2004 till January were tested for virus alongside HIV and hepatitis B. Sands said, “We are recommending all patients during this time frame to get tested because we cannot determine which patients may have been exposed.”

It is said that the virus would have been spread while the clinic staff reprocessed the syringes as well as used single medication of anesthesia dose on numerous patients said the district.

“All concerns noted by the health department were addressed immediately. We want to be sure that every patient who may have been exposed is informed and tested,” the center said in a statement.

To keep hold of its Medicare certification and state license, the center faced increased inspections and fines are still to be resolute. - Press Release Distribution Service


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