Prison officials say inmates exposed to blood-borne diseases - Tucson News Now

Prison officials say inmates exposed to blood-borne diseases

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

State prison officials at the facility in Buckeye say 24 inmates may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases following a breach in medical procedures on Sunday.

The prison did not specify what the diseases were, but the most common ones are HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Prison officials say the nurse involved has been suspended.

They have given the inmates preventative medicines and will continue to monitor their condition.

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