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There was no security at the surgical facility in New Jersey, which could have infected 3,000 people.



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Saddle Brook, NJ. Government investigators say the New Jersey surgical center, where more than 3,000 patients may become infected with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, has used poor drug storage methods, an outdated infection control plan and unacceptable sterilization methods.

Results from the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook were included in a State Department of Health report released Friday.

In September, the center was closed for three weeks after officials received a complaint. Two employees were dismissed after it became clear that about 3,800 former patients could have been exposed to these diseases.

People were recommended to undergo an examination, but the authorities claim that no illnesses were reported.

The director of the care center resigned the day before the closure of the facility. But the center’s lawyer declined to say whether this was due to the complaint and closure.


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