March 6, 2008

Vegas Clinic Sickens Thousands of Hospitals

Almost 40,000 people learned this week that a visit to their local doctor may have made them sick. A Las Vegas clinic has been found to reuse syringes and vials of medication for almost four years. This situation may have led to the outbreak of hepatitis C and exposure to HIV. This discovery has led to the biggest public notification operation in U.S. history. It has caused demands for investigation and has caused lawyers to seek out patients at risk for infections. The surgical center and five affiliated clinics have had to be closed.

Thousands of patients are being advised to be tested for viruses. Six acute cases of hepatitis C have been confirmed

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