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Report: Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas
An employee was drawing meloxicam out of a bottle and poked her thumb with the needle. The employee woke up the next day and her hand was swollen. She was hospitalized for infection and surgery.
|Nature||133||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds|
|Part of Body||4420||Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified|
|Event||61||Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance|
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