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Native students tested for exposure after diabetes screenings





Students at a Native school in Manitoba are being tested for HIV and hepatitis after undergoing a faulty diabetes screening, the Canadian Press reports.

The students at Southeast Collegiate were tested for diabetes with a glucometer. Although the needle was changed after every use, the device was not meant to be used on more than one person.

The risk of infection from the device is very low. But about 80 students and staff are undergoing tests to ensure they have not contracted HIV or hepatitis B or C.

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