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Medical students reused needles during diabetes screenings


The University of New Mexico wants to get in contact with people who underwent diabetes screenings at the the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque on April 24.

Medical students reused needles during the screenings, potentially exposing people to various diseases. More than 50 people were tested and the students didn't record their names.

The testing occurred during the IPCC's "Pueblo Days" celebration. That was the same weekend as the popular Gathering of Nations powwow.

Officials say the risk of contracting a disease is low. But anyone who was tested or who knows someone who was tested should contact the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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UNM Statement: Glucose Testing may have infected Subjects (UNM 5/13)
Dozens potentially infected due to medical students’ errors (The New Mexico Independent 5/14)
Students Fail To Change Blood Testing Device (KOAT-TV 5/13)
Glucose testing may have infected dozens (KOB-TV 5/13)
UNM test participants at risk of HIV, hepatitis (New Mexico Business Weekly 5/13)