FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials at Nova Southeastern University announced that one of its dental clinics failed to properly sterilize equipment.
The university released a statement that reads in part, “Instead of the called-for complete heat sterilization process, equipment received a surface disinfectant wipe. This created a minimal risk for possible exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV viruses for some of our orthodontics patients.”
More than 1,100 of the potentially-affected patients have been notified.
The school promised to cover the cost of a blood screening test and doctor consultation for each patient.
NSU doctors will also remain on call to help patients with any of their medical questions.
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