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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Boston Medical Center says five patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B virus

Doctors are monitoring five patients who may have been exposed to Hepatitis B while they received treatment at Boston Medical Center, the hospital said Saturday.

“Recently, we became aware that a small number of patients were potentially exposed to (the) Hepatitis B virus and five patients are potentially at risk from the exposure,” said BMC spokeswoman Jennifer Watson. “We have communicated with these patients and are monitoring them closely. Additional measures have been put in place to avoid the possibility of a similar exposure in the future.”

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