Western Australia's Department of Health has passed on a warning to clients of Tiffany Fraser, a registered nurse, that they should get themselves checked for blood-borne diseases. The nurse used to carry out cosmetic procedures at her home.
She used injections of Botox and other fillers to patients. Concerns are being raised that Fraser has not followed safety measures. Moreover, there are probable chances that she has breached safety rules. In order to alert people and to save them from infection, health officials have asked her clients to get tested by a local GP.
Fraser's case has been reported to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Chief health officer Tarun Weeramanthri said that they passed on letters to her clients and has told them to get tested. Though the risk is small, it is real.
"While the risk of infection for individual patients is considered very low, it is important that any potential risk, no matter how unlikely, is ruled out", said Dr Weeramanthri.
There are chances that some other people would have visited Fraser's home. So, in order to confirm the same, they are going to carry out an investigation, so that patients do not suffer.
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