Corning Hospital Notifies 236 Patients of Possible Infection Risk

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Corning (N.Y.) Hospital, part of Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Healthcare System, discovered a possible risk of infection for former patients due to a nurse's improper use of a single-use saline syringe, according to a Star Gazette report.

A hospital investigation found that from Oct. 15 to Jan. 29, a nurse reused a single-use saline syringe, putting 236 former patients at risk of contracting hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, according to the report. While the risk of infection is low, the hospital has asked patients to be tested for possible infection.

The nurse no longer works at the hospital, according to the report.

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