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Capitol Health Call
August 12, 2009

Veteran Care Mishandled

JAMA. 2009;302(6):619. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1123

More than 10 000 veterans were notified that they were potentially exposed to hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV because some Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities did not properly sterilize reusable endoscopic equipment, a VA report found (http://www.va.gov/oig/54/reports/VAOIG-09-01784-146.pdf ). Of those veterans, 13 have been diagnosed with HBV, 34 with HCV, and 6 with HIV, although it is uncertain whether they were infected through exposure to contaminated equipment or by some other source.

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