Did VA mishandle equipment sterilization breach?
Four of the more than 1,800 U.S. veterans who were potentially exposed to infectious diseases at a St. Louis Veterans Affairs dental clinic now have tested positive for hepatitis, and lawmakers are questioning the agency's handling of the matter. In June the VA sent letters to 1,812 patients who underwent dental procedures at the John Cochran St. Louis VA Medical Center between February 2009 and March 2010, advising them that they may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV while at the clinic.
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