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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:334

Hospital on sterilisation alert: Australia's Canberra Hospital has had to trace 97 people who as infants had undergone colon biopsies between 1987 and late last year, after discovering that biopsy forceps had been incorrectly sterilised over 20 years. The local health authority said that although the chance of infection with HIV or hepatitis was small, those involved would be offered blood tests.

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