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More hepatitis C cases linked to contaminated hospital needles

By July 17, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

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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