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300 People Possibly Infected From U of M Blood Sugar Test

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota is looking for 300 people who may have been exposed to infectious diseases owing to misuse of blood monitoring equipment at screening events.

School officials said the people they’re seeking either live or lived in the Skyline high-rise in St. Paul.

The university said they’ve discovered that medical students reused finger-prick devices while administering blood-sugar screenings at the complex.

They’ve been doing these tests since 2010 as part of the SHARE outreach program.

The program has now been suspended in order for students to be retrained.

Chances of spreading a disease through the devices are low, but the school wants to make sure no one contracted a disease.
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