Patients who had surgery at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, between January 1st and September 7th are being warned that they may have been exposed to hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
“An investigation by the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that deficiencies in infection control in sterilization and cleaning instruments may have exposed patients to blood-borne pathogens,” according to CBS Philadelphia.
Although there have been no reports of illness arising from the center, officials are urging everyone who had surgery there in the given time frame to get a blood test.
“We recognize that this may be upsetting to our patients, and we are taking this matter very seriously and taking steps to assist them during this process,” HealthPlus said in a statement. “To that end, we have provided information about where and when they can get tested, as well as offered to pay for all medical costs associated with testing.”