Needle stick injuries

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:49
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Not 4x4 related from another 4x4 site, this is to make people aware.

From: Red Cross Blood Service

A few weeks ago in a movie theatre in Melbourne a person sat on something that
was poking out of one of the seats. When she got up to see what it was she found
a needle sticking out of the seat with a note attached saying a quote; You have
just been infected by HIV;. The Disease control Centre in Melbourne reports many
similar incidents have occurred in many other Australian cities recently. All
tested needles are HIV Positive.

The Centre also reports that needles have been found in the cash dispensers in
ATMs. We ask everyone to use extreme caution when faced with this kind of
situation. All public chairs/seats should be inspected with vigilance and
caution before use. 17 people have been tested positive in the Western suburbs
alone in the last 2 months!!! A careful visual inspection should be enough.

In addition they ask that each of you pass this message along to all members of
your family and your friends of the potential danger. We all have to be careful
at public places! This is very important. Just think about saving a life of
someone even you don't know by forwarding this message. Please, take a few
seconds of your time to pass it along.

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Ph: (08) 94212877

Fax: (08) 94212366

Cheers Baz.
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Reply By: NathanK - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:56

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:56
It's an Urban Legend - http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/pinprick.htm

Ignore it.
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Reply By: Davoe - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 10:24

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 10:24
yawn! this does the rounds every year or 2
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:12

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:12
Although this may be a hoax. There are thousands if not millions of needles that aren't disposed of properly, serves as a good reminder to check before sticking you hands anywhere, or walking around in bare feet.

Thanks
Sandy
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 10:39

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 10:39
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