- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A Longview hospital is warning 260 former patients they may have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV. The exposure involves people who were fitted for a dental appliance for sleep apnea between November 2013 and Feb. 26, 2016.

The Daily News reports (https://is.gd/fMhENV ) the problem was discovered through an internal review of infection-control practices at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.

The hospital is sending letters by certified mail to the people who may have been exposed. They are being offered free testing. The hospital says the likelihood of infection is extremely low.

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