Two dozen vets come in for blood testing following Tomah VA contamination scare

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TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two dozen veterans came to the Tomah VA Wednesday for blood testing, after it was announced Tuesday as many as 600 patients may have been infected with HIV and Hepatitis at the clinic.

Right now, 592 vets are being notified that they may be infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV.

Those patients all received care from one dental provider who was caught using his own equipment, then cleaning it and reusing it.

Per VA standards, dental providers must use sterile and disposable equipment.

Wednesday 24 of those veterans came in for free blood draws, and we're told it will take two to three weeks for results to come back.

If they come back positive, the VA says it will provide treatment at no charge.

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