The New Jersey Department of Health says that more than 3,000 patients in a surgery center may be exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Officials say the Patients with procedures made at The HealthPlus Surgery Center at Saddle Brook between January 2018 and September 7, 2018 may have been exposed.
Central surgery administrator Betty McCabe said exposure was due to "infection control deficiencies" involving cleaning instruments and injecting drugs. McCabe said 3,778 patients were urged to get their blood.
The health department says that the risk of infection is low, and no reported illness. The department calls it "a great deal of caution" to suggest that people will try.
McCabe said the center offers to pay medical expenses related to the diagnosis.