A possible health risk for some current and former students of Wilfrid Laurier University who are part of the Kinesiology and Physical Education course.

Third-year Kinesiology students during the 2002 to 2011 school years could have been exposed to certain blood-borne viruses because of the way that a blood sampler device was used.

Vice-President Academic Deborah MacLatchy tells 570 News that not all students in those classes are affected, just those who volunteered to have their blood lactate levels tested.

MacLatchy says the risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C is extremely low. She says the university recognizes it is a major concern for everyone and they will be mailing and emailing those who may have had the test as part of the course.

MacLatchy stresses not all students are affected, about 200 of more than 1,200 who used WLU’s blood sampler device to have their blood tested.

More information is posted at www.wlu.ca or you can email the university at questions@wlu.ca