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Wisconsin clinic warns hundreds may have been exposed to blood diseases
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ' A Madison-based clinic says a former employee may have exposed hundreds of patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV.
Dean Clinic issued a statement Monday saying the former worker inappropriately used insulin demonstration pens and finger stick devices while training patients between 2006 and this year. The clinic says it began contacting 2,345 patients by phone and letter on Monday and will take responsibility for testing them to see if they've been exposed to any diseases.
The clinic's chief medical officer, Dr. Mark Kaufman, said the nurse is a certified diabetic educator. Her job called for her to train newly-diagnosed diabetics on how to inject insulin and test their blood sugar levels.
The clinic says it has notified state and local health officials.