SADDLE BROOK, NJ –
More than 3,000 patients who underwent surgery at an operations center in New Jersey are advised to be tested for hepatitis and HIV.
Public health officials say patients at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook may have been exposed to infection by infections in the bloodstream.
The alert covers all persons treated between January and September 7 of this year.
Surgery center operator Betty McCabe said exposure was due
McCabe says 3,778 patients are being asked to have their blood tested.
Health officials say they have no known disease
The Center sent a letter to patients who read in part:
"Knowing whether you have hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV is important because there are problems there medicines, treatments, and other things that people can do with these infections to protect their health, you can be infected with these diseases, and you can not feel sick at all. It's important that you get tested, too If you do not remember that you feel sick, the tests are a simple blood test, all of us at HealthPlus know that this can be annoying, and we want to assure you we support you throughout this process, including paying everyone with you We recommend that you be tested as soon as possible. "
(The Associated Press has contributed to this report.)
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