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Magnitude of dirty VA hospital equipment unknown

AP/Yahoo News, April 27, 2009
Thousands of veterans were told they should get blood tests for HIV and hepatitis because three hospitals might have treated them with unsterile equipment. Nearly 11,000 former sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines could have been exposed to infectious diseases because three VA hospitals in the Southeast did not properly clean endoscopic equipment between patients.