Health, personal records of 2,500 Arizona families with newborns lost

Ken Alltucker reports:

State health officials have warned 2,500 individuals and families with newborns that a box containing sensitive health, financial and personal information has been lost in the mail.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said its newborn-screening program gathered the information for billing purposes.

The misplaced records may include health information for children tested in the program and their mothers, as well as their addresses, birth dates, health-insurance records, names, phone numbers and Social Security numbers.

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