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.
Labels: nosocomial infection, patient warnings