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Error causes health scare at dental clinic

Error causes health scare at dental clinic Morrisville Vermont

posted at 12:50 pm Wed Dec 21st, 2016 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Fear of the dentist is fairly common - but not for this reason. A routine trip to the Community Dental Clinic in Morrisville has turned into an HIV scare for 59 people.

The problem involves an error in the process used to sterilize some tools used at the clinic. As a result, the clinic has informed those 59 patients they should be tested for hepatitis B and C and HIV, and has offered to test them free of charge.

"It was human error and we are accepting responsibility," Kevin Kelley, CEO of Community Health Centers of Lamoille Valley, said in an interview on Friday. "It's our fault."
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