New Mexico: Blood Sugar Test Goes Bad at Event
May 17, 2010
Due to a medical error, up to 55 people who underwent free blood glucose screenings recently at Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV. University of New Mexico School of Medicine UNMSM officials made the announcement May 13 in the hopes they can locate those who may be at risk.
Students from the school's physician assistant program conducted the tests during the cultural center's American Indian Week Pueblo Days on April 24. The center's visitor list for that Saturday included more than 1,600 people from across the United States, as well as from Canada, Germany, Italy and Sweden.
05.13.2010; Susan Montoya Bryan
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