/Health District Reiterates Exposure Information

Health District Reiterates Exposure Information

February 29, 2008

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reiterating the unsafe injection procedures identified as the likely source of the potential exposure of more than 39,000 patients of the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada to hepatitis C involved the reuse of syringes on one patient combined with the use of single dose vials of anesthesia medication on multiple patients.

The Southern Nevada Health District is responsible for receiving reports of illness and related investigations. The Nevada State Health Division, Bureau of Licensure and Certification is the agency responsible for licensing medical facilities in Nevada.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.