Posts tagged "Hepatitis"

Week in Review: Ink Block Construction to Start, Hepatitis B Scare at BMC

The following were the top headlines on South End Patch from April 1 to April 5, 2013:

Police: Arrest Made for Attempted Dwight Street Break-Ins

Boston Police arrested a Dwight Street resident for allegedly attempting to break into two residences with a pair of scissors.

Construction to Start at Ink Block in April

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at the future Ink Block site on Harrison Ave on April 11.

Most South End Hubway Stations Up and Running

Six stations are planned for the South End neighborhood in 2013.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

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Hepatitis B Exposure Scare at Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center

Up to five patients at Boston Medical Center may have been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus while they received treatment at the hospital, according to the Boston Globe

“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,”  BMC spokeswoman Jennifer Watson told the Globe. “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.”

Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening virus that attacks the liver. The virus is spread through bodily fluids.

The hospital did not disclose how the patients may have contracted the virus. 

Hospital officials did not say how the patients might have been exposed.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is investigating.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 1, 2013 at 10:36 am

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