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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Laurier students face slight risk of Hep B,C, HIV after class test

For Hepatitis C, it’s one in one million. For Hepatitis B, it’s six in one million. And for HIV, the risk is one in 10 million.   The risk is 10-fold greater for those who weren’t immunized against Hepatitis B.


WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University has notified 200 former kinesiology students that there is an “extremely low risk’’ they may have contracted a blood-borne disease.

In a press release issued Tuesday, the university said students who took part in blood-lactate-level testing in a third-year kinesiology and physical education course may be at risk of contracting Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

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