Items Tagged ‘outbreak’

August 6, 2012

How Not to Get Sick in a Crowd

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Medical researchers have investigated germs circulated in confined spaces, like airplanes, “where certainly there have been influenza, even tuberculosis outbreaks,” says Gregory Poland, MD, director of the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Similarly, researchers have tracked germs in hospitals and office buildings where relatively large numbers of people congregate.   EverydayHealth by Jim Dalessio

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June 15, 2012

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

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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 […]

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Tags: Exeter Hospital, Hepatitis C, NY Daily News, outbreak

June 12, 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 […]

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Tags: BDN Maine, Dr. Jose Montero, Hepatitis C, outbreak

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