More than 1,000 students could be at risk for HIV and hepatitis B and C after receiving dental care at 12 schools in and around Seattle, says local reports Tuesday.
The tools used to treat 1,250 children at the school's dental clinics were not properly sterilized, reported KING-TV.
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The King County Department of Health said the risk was low but recommended students who might have been exposed are being tested according to KING 5.
Neighborhood Care Running Clinics for low-income families, in a statement partially said, "We promptly trained all school-based dental professionals in sterilization processes and policies. We also want to make sure that all new and current dental assistants across the Neighborcare Health organization follow sterilization procedures."
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The testing will be delivered to students at no cost.