Florida Vets May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis and HIV From Contaminated Scopes

March 25, 2009

CNN is reporting today that thousands of veterans in Florida may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV due to contaminated scopes and other equipment after receiving colonoscopies at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. To read more from CNN.com,

CNN is reporting today that thousands of veterans in Florida may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV due to contaminated scopes and other equipment after receiving colonoscopies at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. To read more from CNN.com, CLICK HERE. The Miami Herald is reporting, “On Monday, the VA disclosed that water tubes and reservoirs used in colonoscopies and endoscopies were being rinsed between procedures, but not disinfected as required by manufacturer's specifications. About 3,260 South Florida veterans had medical procedures since May 2004 using the faulty procedure.” For more from The Miami Herald article, CLICK HERE.