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SOUTH CAROLINA: DHEC Orders North Charleston Clinic to Halt Invasive Procedures


NorthCharlestonPatch (S. Carolina) (05.21.2013)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has ordered the Tri-County Spinal Care Center in North Charleston to stop all invasive procedures while the department investigates how three of the center’s patients contracted acute hepatitis B. All three patients received injections at the center on February 7 and 21; SCDHEC has begun notifying a total of 23 other patients who received injections on those dates. The center is asking at-risk patients to go to Northwoods Health Clinic for hepatitis B, C, and HIV screenings.


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