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Two people test positive for hepatitis C after visiting same dentist

Two people test positive for hepatitis C after visiting same dentist
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ORILLIA, Ont. -- Public health officials in Orillia, Ont., are recommending patients of a local dental clinic get checked for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after two people tested positive for one of the viruses.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says two people tested positive for hepatitis C after an investigation found patients may have been exposed to dental instruments that weren t properly cleaned and sterilized.

It s recommending people who received dental services at the clinic previously called Joe Philip and Associates between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 18, 2017 discuss possible testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV

The agency says improper cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical and dental instruments can spread infectious diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV to patients.
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