Hays Notifies Patients Of Possible Hepatitis C Outbreak
AP News - Mon 03:06 AM 07/23/2012
Kansas officials are notifying former patients at a hospital in western Kansas that they may have been exposed to hepatitis C by a traveling hospital technician who’s accused of causing a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire.
Federal prosecutors in New Hampshire announced Thursday that David Kwiatkowski was charged with obtaining controlled substances by fraud and tampering with a consumer product. Kwiatkowski allegedly infected patients with hepatitis C while working at a New Hampshire hospital.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday he also worked in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Hays Medical Center from May 24, 2010, to Sept. 22, 2010.
KDHE and the Hays hospital are notifying about 460 patients treated at lab then, advising them how to receive free testing for hepatitis C.