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Infection Control Scare

More than 2,000 people have been tested for HIV and hepatitis amid concerns a dentist flouting infection control rules put them at risk of contracting blood-borne viruses.

Desmond D’Mello’s alleged refusal to follow NHS safety guidelines sparked the biggest patient recall after he was secretly filmed treating 166 patients across three days.

NHS England said today 2,403 people have contacted a helpline established to offer advice to former patients.

A spokeswoman confirmed 2,258 former patients have had blood tests to establish if they are at risk. Read more