2 patients from dental clinic test positive for hepatitis C after treatment: 3 takeaways


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Simcoe Muskoka District Health in Ontario, Canada, reported two patients from a single dental clinic tested positive for hepatitis C, according to the Toronto Sun.

Here are three takeaways:

1. Public health officials recommended patients who visited Joe Philip and Associates in Ontario, Canada, between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 18, 2017 get tested for hepatitis B, C and HIV.

2. The health department discovered patients were not being treated with sterile instruments.

3. While recommending patients get treated, the health department emphasized the patients face a low risk of infection. .

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