June 15, 2012

Hepatitis C Outbreak at N.H. Hospital Could Be Tied to Worker Who Shot Up, Injected Patients With Dirty Needles: Report


A recent Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital could have been sparked by a junkie hospital worker who was shooting up and then injecting patients with the same needles, health officials warned. So far, 20 patients treated at Exeter Hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory have tested positive for the liver-destroying disease… Last month, a former radiology technician at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty to infecting patients with hepatitis C. Steven Beumel, 48, stole syringes of the painkiller Fentanyl, injected himself and then refilled the empties with saline.


NY Daily News by Philip Caulfield

Tags: Exeter Hospital, Hepatitis C, Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, NY Daily News, outbreak

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