Dirty insulin pen puts vets at risk in Buffalo

5:11 PM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
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(WGRZ) Hundreds of veterans may have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C at the Buffalo VA Medical Center due to a mistake made at the facility.

Some insulin pens that should have been used once, but that may have been used for multiple patients.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is informing about 550 people in Western New York who may've been infected. The patients are being asked to have a blood test to make sure they're okay. The VA says that there's a small chance these patients could've been exposed.

The VA is contacting everyone who was injected there with insulin pens at the facility between Oct. 19, 2010 and Nov. 1, 2012.

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