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Patients who underwent an ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing since 2005 may have come into contact with a communicable disease, the medical facility announced Tuesday.


“During a review of our processes, we determined that an instrument used during urology procedures may not have been disinfected properly. While highly unlikely, there is a small possibility that some patients were exposed to a communicable disease,” according to a statement.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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