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NSU warns patients after the clinic does not properly sterilize the equipment – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Climate, Sports




November 27, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials at Nova Southeastern University announced that one of their dental clinics did not properly sterilize the equipment.

The university issued a statement that says in part: "In place of the full heat sterilization process, the team received a surface disinfectant cloth, which created a minimal risk of possible exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV for some of our orthodontic patients. "

More than 1,100 of the potentially affected patients have been notified.

The school promised to cover the cost of a blood test and a medical consultation for each patient.

NSU doctors will also remain available to help patients with any of their medical questions.

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