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How a shocking series of failures led to 275 hotel quarantine guests being put at risk of contracting HIV during routine blood tests Device used to test guests' glucose levels were used across multiple people Review found 275 people were put at risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis B and C Safer Care Victoria confirmed none of the 275 guests had tested positive A string of failings by the system have been revealed including lack of training 

By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 12:33 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 12:33 BST, 1 May 2021

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A series of failings within Victoria's hotel quarantine system led to 275 guests being put at risk of contracting blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C.

Between March and August last year the same blood glucose monitoring device was used across multiple guests, a review by Safer Care Victoria has found.

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The devices carry out a finger prick test on guests and are intended to be used on one person only. 

Safer Care Victoria said none of the 275 guests referred to get tested contracted any viruses but not everyone identified in the review could be contacted.

Several failings within Victoria's hotel quarantine system led to 275 guests being put at risk of contracting blood borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C (testing facility is seen at View Melbourne Hotel)

Several failings within Victoria's hotel quarantine system led to 275 guests being put at risk of contracting blood borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C (testing facility is seen at View Melbourne Hotel)

File image pictured of a finger prick blood sample being taken in France in July 2020

File image pictured of a finger prick blood sample being taken in France in July 2020

'No former quarantine residents exposed to potential cross-contamination have been identified as having

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