Canada Up to 141 fertility clinic patients exposed to sexually transmitted infections: Alberta Health Services

23:51  14 december  2017
23:51  14 december  2017 Source:   Edmonton Journal

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Alberta Health Services is notifying 141 women who may be at risk of blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections after undergoing endovaginal ultrasounds at an Edmonton clinic .

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Women who received an endovaginal ultrasound at the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s fertility clinic last month may be at risk of blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections due to a “possible lapse” in cleaning and disinfection procedures, Alberta Health Services says.

The health authority said it has started to contact 141 patients who received the procedure between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20 at the Regional Fertility and Women’s Endocrine Clinic. The patients face an “exceedingly low risk” of exposure to blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections, AHS said.

Dr. Mark Joffe, AHS vice president and medical director for northern Alberta, will host a news conference late Thursday morning to provide more details on the health authority’s investigation. 

The clinic is in the midst of winding down its non-insured services such as in-vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination. 

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