Massachusetts: Hospital worker charged for hepatitis outbreak

Posted on July 24, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

A US hospital worker accused of injecting himself with stolen drugs and contaminating syringes that infected at least 30 patients with hepatitis C has been charged with federal drug crimes. David Kwiatkowski, a former technician at Exeter Hospital, was arrested today at a Massachusetts hospital where he was receiving treatment. US Attorney John Kacavas called Kwiatkowski a “serial infector” who worked in at least six other states, including one in which he is a suspect in a similar incident involving a hospital operating room. Kacavas declined to name any of the other states but said they are not clustered in one part of the country. Read article

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