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CDPHE Warns of Possible Sterilization Breach at Porter Adventist Hospital

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a warning to patients who received orthopedic or spine surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital over a 19 month period ending in February of this year.  Patients who received orthopedic or spine surgery from July 21, 2016 to February 20, 2018 will be contacted for further testing.  Patients receiving other medical services or surgeries at Porter are not at risk.

The risk of HIV or hepatitis B or C infection is considered to be “very low” according to CDPHE executive director, Dr. Larry Wolk.  No patient infection related to this identified gap in the pre-cleaning process has been reported.

Read more at the CDPHE.

Read more in The Denver Post.

 

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