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PPH testing 3,400 patients when only 45 at risk of exposure
North County Times

The use of expired disinfectant to clean medical equipment put 45 Palomar Pomerado Health patients at risk for possible exposure to infection between October 2009 and January 2010, but hospital officials urged 3,400 patients to take precautionary blood tests last week. A PPH spokesman said a desire to be especially prudent prompted hospital officials to go beyond the 45 patients put at risk.