OAN’s Cameron Breckenridge
4:35 PM – Friday, Novemeber 19, 2023
Nearly 450 patients at a Massachusetts hospital could be exposed to both HIV and Hepatitis due to improper administration of IV’s.
In a recent statement, Salem Hospital said it possibly infected patients seeking an endoscopy within the last two-years.
Salem Hospital has notified all patients who are at risk of exposure.
Reports say the hospital learned about the potential exposure earlier this year, leading it to provide free screenings and a clinician-staffed hotline to answer immediate questions.
Salem Hospital has since apologized, but says there’s no evidence confirming any cases. Additionally, the hospital added that the infection risk is extremely small.
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