Jan 16, 2014
The Navajo Times
US probes blood testing protocols at Nevada tribe
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Services does not believe any members of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe were exposed to disease last week at the clinic near the Nevada-Oregon line, said Dr. Marie Russell, deputy chief medical officer for the federal agency's area office in Phoenix.
US Probes Blood Testing Protocols at Nevada Tribe
Federal tribal health officials are testing the blood of 21 members of a northern Nevada tribe to be sure they weren't exposed to any diseases as part of an investigation into a potential violation of blood-testing protocols at a tribal clinic.
Possible Exposure Investigation in McDermitt
Officials with the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe near the Nevada-Oregon border are investigating a medical situation involving the use of non-sterile blood glucose monitoring equipment.
Possible Hep B, Hep C, and HIV Outbreak at Northern Nevada Reservation
At least 21 members of the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe have been possibly exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, according to the tribe's Chairman, Tildon Smart.