The University of Prince Edward Island has identified that a possible health risk may have occurred in sections of Biology 122 and 122X (Human Physiology) delivered at the University in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
There is an extremely low risk that the use of blood sampler devices may possibly have resulted in the transmission of blood among those who had their blood sugar levels tested during these laboratory sections.
Dr. Heather Morrison, PEI Chief Public Health Officer, has been contacted and has advised that the risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C is extremely unlikely in this situation, but present nevertheless. Dr. Morrison has recommended to the University that any students who wish to be tested for these blood-borne viruses be advised to do so.
Despite the extremely low risk, the University takes this situation very seriously and is taking steps to notify students, staff, and faculty who may be affected. The University will facilitate testing for those who may be affected.
If you are one of these students and feel we may not have your current address, please call us toll free at 1-877-628-8833 (North American callers only) and we will re-send you the package as soon as possible. (If you are outside North America, please call us collect at (902) 628-8833.)
The University sincerely regrets the concern and inconvenience that may be experienced as a result of this situation.