Tulsa Health Department: Around 1,200 tested for HIV, hepatitis B, C since news broke of scare

TULSA - Tulsa Health Department officials say around 1,200 Oklahomans have been tested for hepatitis and HIV since last week's announcement a Tulsa oral surgeon of 36 years had been using unsafe and unsanitary practices at his facilities.

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Both state and Tulsa health officials have urged the public not to panic but have recommended former patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington be tested.

Despite the possibility of exposure, officials are asking that family members of patients not seek consultations as of yet, but should wait for the results of their loved ones.

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Screenings are being offered weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tulsa Health Department's North Regional Health and Wellness Center.

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