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Natividad warns of infection risk
The Californian - Salinas

Natividad Medical Center representatives said Thursday the hospital will offer patients free testing for infection after it was discovered that a disinfecting process for a specific diagnostic instrument may not have been followed properly.

The precautionary action comes after a review of the disinfecting process used on flexible endoscopes unveiled inconsistencies in the documentation, said Dr. Gary Gray, chief medical officer for Natividad.