June 12th, 2012

NH Explores Drug Use by Hospital Employees in Major Hepatitis C Outbreak

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New Hampshire health officials are still exploring all possibilities for the cause of a hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital. That word came Monday from Dr. Jose Montero, the state’s public health director, who said an investigation into the outbreak remains inconclusive, more than three weeks after the Division of Public Health Services began probing the event…In one recent instance, a former Mayo Clinic radiology technician in Jacksonville, Fla., was found to have infected two patients with hepatitis C, one of whom later died of complications linked to the virus, according to information provided by the office of the U.S. Attorney in Florida’s Middle District.

 

BDN Maine by Jim Haddadin

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