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It's -- you -- this frightening health scare for anyone going to the dentist 7000 Oklahoma patients.
Being urged to get tested now for HIV and hepatitis.
After investigators were reportedly shocked by a filthy dentist's office.
-- It is unacceptable.
By the CDC says major.
The instruments that we saw when we were out there we -- out and wearing her being one of the assistance and we split the mapping groups.
And the one that I interview with the -- from the Health Department we made her pull out the actual instruments and the auto clay because I had to go through her read their procedures.
The instruments that came out the auto -- -- horrible I would let my nephews play with a mountain start -- they were horrible they had rust on him.
Doctor Mark Siegel is an associate professor of medicine and -- use Lang done medical center.
He's a member of the Fox News medical eighteen you're sighing heavily because you're so gross else.
I what you're hearing about this doctor -- to his office.
-- this is not for the faint of heart from the biggest thing I'm concerned about and there were a lot of violations here who allegedly -- Really concerned about the infectious disease risk you rusty instruments.
-- instruments that haven't been sterilized.
Needles that have been re used here now I want people out there to know the greatest risk here is hepatitis B and hepatitis C people say what about HIV.
HIV is less of a risk.
You just need.
Tiny bit of contaminant to get -- hepatitis B or C in countries where they don't screen for it properly.
Like in Egypt 15% of the population is hepatitis C positive.
We have four point four million people in the United States.
-- hepatitis B or C and don't know it.
Contaminated products is the number one cause of spreading hepatitis C you could -- for years and not even know you have it we'll just.
Little bit more background on this case the way this all developed the investigation -- was that there was a patient -- on -- a man or woman who developed.
Two tested positive for hepatitis CN HIV.
With no known risk factors so that investigators went back and tried to Trace his or her -- speak.
Hepatitis C oh okay tested positive for -- at Tennessean and according to this Associated Press there's report.
And the virus that causes aids now that it's one is confusing because don't you need blood to blood contact and -- we have been told for years that you really can't get it.
At the dentist's office.
I mean can you could technically look.
800000 people every year in the United States get a needle stick from health care worker getting a needle stick.
Of those cases are positive for HIV patients in other words.
You get a -- -- from an HIV patient house and I myself did as a medical intern for a five times I got stuck by needle.
When I was taking care of an HIV patient out right that's right but only one out of 250 of those get convert so that's not zero.
One -- -- 250 convert its way way higher for hepatitis so the chances of getting HIV in this -- very very low.
So let's talk about if there's any way to extrapolate what we're learning here for people who are going to the dentist this week.
Do you need to ask your -- are you sure your sanitizing things properly well.
Don't think so I think that this is more of a story the headline here is.
Are the -- and -- the -- of -- -- health officials policing their -- enough not do you and I have to worry the chances of this actually happening -- our dentist office.
Are really close to zero everybody wonders if they're put mentor in my mouth does that clear is that -- Newton almost all of the time it is but I think that it's really shocking that this dentist evaded.
The proper authorities for all those years I wonder what Oklahoma's doing I wonder what the state health officials are doing.
That this could happen to this degree he had the wrong people administering medications he had re used medications he had expired medications.
Any other instruments that weren't sterilized it is a big hepatitis wrist action and help the state inspectors are on top of all of these things I've got to Mark Siegel thanks so much I was going to -- in great detail so many.
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