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. Hepatitis B Exposure Scare at Boston Medical Center The hospital said on Saturday that five patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B while they were treated at the hospital. Things to Know in the South End Today, April 5: Sibling Rivalry Closed After nine years in the neighborhood, Sibling Rivalry on Tremont Street has closed its doors.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates         South End Patch

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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

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.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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

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