July 17, 2009

More hepatitis C cases linked to contaminated hospital needles

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So far, 11 people appear to have contracted hepatitis C as a result of a Colorado Springs hospital employee who used clean needles to inject herself with painkillers, then put the dirty needles back where they were subsequently used on patients. About 1,800 people have been tested since state health officials first reported the employee who used the needles has hepatitis C, according to the Denver Post.

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