Skip to comments.New Hampshire hepatitis C outbreak triggers U.S. fears
Posted on 07/27/2012 8:14:18 PM PDT by Lorianne
Hospitals in several U.S. states are scrambling to check if patients were exposed to the hepatitis C virus by an itinerant medical technician charged last week in connection with an outbreak in New Hampshire.
The worker, David Matthew Kwiatkowski, was charged with federal drug crimes. Authorities say the Michigan native stole drugs and contaminated needles while working at New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Unit in 2011 and 2012.
Kwiatkowski allegedly injected himself with the painkiller Fentanyl intended for patients, and left the syringes for the hospital to re-use.
Hepatitis C is caused by a virus that attacks the liver, and is considered among the most serious hepatitis viruses. It is passed through contact with contaminated blood, often through shared needles.
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They should charge him with attempted murder, and when someone dies upgrade to first degree murder.
He missed me by 14 months. I had a heart catheterization at Hays Med that long before he got there.
Whew. Thank God. Even if you get rid of Hep C, you’re pretty much messed up from then on.
Yep. I was lucky I had my heart problem early? That's weird.
Getting hard to dodge the worthless scum in this country, or those illegally invading our country.
I am unhappy the demo-commies insist on importing worthless people who want to harm us, and support them, as long as they vote for the commies.
Sorry to put her in Washington, DC., but perhaps the rest of the country can help control this witch.
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