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10-06-2009, 10:56 AM
1,800 Patients May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis at Florida Hospital

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More than 1,800 patients treated by one nurse at a South Florida hospital may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis.

Broward General Medical Center said Monday the nurse reused saline bags and tubing during cardiac stress tests involving the injection of fluids.

The hospital has sent letters to all 1,851 people who may have been affected from January 2004 to early September. Hospital officials say the risk of exposure is low, but all affected patients should be tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C. The nurse, who has not been identified, resigned and was...