SADDLE BROOK, NJ (AP) – The New Jersey Department of Health reports that more than 3,000 patients in an operations center may have been exposed to HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C between June 2018 and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook September 7, 2018 may have been exposed.
Surgery Center Administrator Betty McCabe said the exposure was due to "deficiencies in infection control," where instruments were cleaned and drugs were injected. McCabe says 3,778 patients will be asked for blood tests.
The health department says that the risk of infection is low and that no diseases have been reported. The department called it "a wealth of caution" to point out that people should be tested.
McCabe says the center offers to pay medical costs associated with the tests.