South Nassau Counties Hospital is warning thousands of patients of possible blood contamination, including serious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. In a letter to patients, hospital officials say ... more 
South Nassau Counties Hospital is warning thousands of patients of possible blood contamination, including serious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. In a letter to patients, hospital officials say that a single-use insulin pen may have been reused with multiple patients. "The risk of infection from this is extremely low, nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, the hospital is recommending that patients receiving the notification be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV," officials said. "While the testing is voluntary, it is recommended." less 
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Wed, Mar 12, 2014 9:20 AM EDT