ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two congressmen are visiting St. Louis to meet with veterans and VA nurses as part of an investigation into problems at the VA Medical Center in St. Louis.
Democratic House members Russ Carnahan of St. Louis and Bob Filner of California were also scheduled Tuesday to tour the medical center and update the media on the investigation.
Filner was chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee last year. He led a field hearing in July after news that sterilization failures at the hospital's dental clinic potentially exposed more than 1,800 veterans to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
So far, no known cases of disease have been linked to the sterilization problem.
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