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NEW HAMPSHIRE: N.H. Hospital Workers Urged to Get Tested for Hepatitis C


Associated Press (08.24.12) Aids Weekly Plus

Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., is notifying about 500 employees and clinicians that the state is advising they should be tested for hepatitis C virus. The recommendation follows a recent outbreak of HCV allegedly linked to a former Exeter Hospital cardiac catheterization lab worker. Exeter is coordinating the testing over the next two weeks. Since an investigation was launched in May, 32 former lab patients have been diagnosed with the same HCV strain as David Kwiatkowski, who denies accusations he stole drugs and contaminated needles later used on patients.


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