The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority has issued a warning of the danger of spreading Hepatitis B due to inappropriate use of certain lancing devices in care homes. It has already resulted in 18 confirmed cases since March 2004 causing acute infection and three deaths in six homes.

The MHRA has learned that single-use lancets used to take blood samples from elderly diabetics are being re-used which is spreading Hepatitis B between residents.

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority has issued a warning of the danger of spreading Hepatitis B due to inappropriate use of certain lancing devices in care homes. It has already resulted in 18 confirmed cases since March 2004 causing acute infection and three deaths in six homes.

The MHRA has learned that single-use lancets used to take blood samples from elderly diabetics are being re-used which is spreading Hepatitis B between residents.

Read more here