- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Health officials are investigating whether patients who got shots at a medical clinic in Santa Barbara County may have been exposed to hepatitis or other blood-borne illnesses.

The county’s Public Health Department said Tuesday that medical workers at the clinic were observed not following standard precautions to protect themselves and their patients during injections. The clinic was not identified.

Officials say patients could have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV. Several patients have been tested but the results were not immediately available.

The clinic has been closed and officials say its employees are cooperating with investigators.

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