Goshen Hospital Patients Exposed to HIV and other Viruses after Error in Sanitizing Procedure
More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment.
Goshen Hospital officials have alerted more than 1,182 surgery patients who may have been exposed to infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure between April 1 and Sept. 30. According to their letter, a technician failed to complete one crucial step in the sterilizing process of surgical equipment.
One step in a cleaning process was missed by a technician, possibly contaminating the surgical equipment. Those who may have been exposed were sent notification letters by Goshen hospital officials, and are being offered free blood testing for the viruses.
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