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Possible blood contamination at urology clinic

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SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -- Thousands of people in the Sioux City area are now at risk for HIV and Hepatitis because of a mistake made by a health care provider.

According to Siouxland Urology center in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota,  more than 5,000 of their patients may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis.

The Department of Health says saline solution bags and tubing were being used on multiple patients before being discarded. It says Siouxland Urology has been put on a provisional license.  The center recently passed a re-visit by the Department of Health.

Results of those patients who have or plan to take free blood test have not yet been released.

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