Over 628 patients were notified by state officials that they should be tested for HIV and Hepatitis. They were all patients of the same doctor who, between 2000 and 2005, used unsafe practices in the administration of drugs by injection. Although the doctor was correctly used a different needle each time, the doctor should also have been using a different syringe for each drug administered. By using only one syringe per patient, this created the potential for the spread of blood-borne illnesses. The doctor’s actions were not discovered until two of his patients recently contracted Hepatitis C.
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