Ebola screenings are set to begin Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and the head of the Centers for Disease Control said isolating patients who may have traveled to West Africa should be the focus of healthcare workers across the country.
An Atlanta surgery center is warning 456 patients that their colonoscopies might have put them at risk of HIV and other diseases. Piedmont Healthcare has advised the patients that they should be tested for HIV as well as hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Augusta is trying to contact 33 patients who got overlooked last year when the VA alerted thousands of people they might have exposed to infectious body fluids. Hospital director Rebecca Wiley said Wednesday the VA wants to test the patients for possible infections, though the risk is low.