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20 isle vets exposed to unsterilized dental tools

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2014

~~<p>Twenty patients in the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care system potentially were exposed to blood-borne pathogens in May from unsterilized dental instruments, the VA said Friday.</p>
<p>&quot;Although the risk is determined to be extremely low, (VA) staff will contact those patients to disclose this incident,&quot; the VA said in a notification to congressional members.</p>
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Twenty patients in the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care system potentially were exposed to blood-borne pathogens in May from unsterilized dental instruments, the VA said Friday.

"Although the risk is determined to be extremely low, (VA) staff will contact those patients to disclose this incident," the VA said in a notification to congressional members. Login for more...



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