Long Island Hospital May Have Exposed Patients To HIV
South Nassau Communities Hospital sent out 4,247 letters to patients due to possible blood contamination through reused insulin pen reservoirs.By Christine Slusser | March 12, 2014
A Long Island hospital has sent out more than 4,200 letters warning patients to get tested for HIV and hepatitis due to possible blood contamination.
"The hospital says they're working with the health department and they say the risk of infection is low, but they say patients may have received insulin from an insulin pen reservoir that may have been used with more than one patient." (Via WABC)
The problem is some insulin pen reservoirs, or the part of the pen that holds the hormone, may have been used on more than one person at South Nassau Communities Hospital. WNBC spoke with a woman whose mother receives insulin there.