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ALERT: Up to 4,000 patients at a Long Island, NY hospital may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis, officials say

(NBC News New York) -- A Long Island hospital says some patients may be at risk of exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after authorities found that an insulin pen may have been used with more than one patient.

South Nassau Community Hospital says the risk of infection is extremely low but is nevertheless recommending that patients get tested. 

The hospital has sent a letter to over 4,000 patients, according to Newsday. It is offering free blood testing services and has set up a toll-free hotline that patients can call to schedule a blood test.

The number is 516-208-0029. 

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