A Long Island hospital says some patients may be at risk of exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after authorities found that an insulin pen may have been used with more than one patient.
South Nassau Community Hospital says
the risk of infection is extremely low but is nevertheless recommending
that patients get tested.
The hospital has sent a letter to over 4,000 patients, according to Newsday.
It is offering free blood testing services and has set up a toll-free
hotline that patients can call to schedule a blood test.
The number is 516-208-0029.