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Traveling Med Tech Indicted On New Charges Related To Hepatitis C Outbreak

The technician was indicated Wednesday in New Hampshire on 14 new charges. The outbreak involved more than 30 patients in New Hampshire while people in a number of other states also were exposed.

The New York Times: Medical Technician Accused In Hepatitis C Infections Is Indicted On New Charges
A traveling medical technician who is believed to have infected at least 39 people with hepatitis C through his use of stolen hospital drugs and syringes was indicted late Wednesday in New Hampshire on 14 new charges (Seelye, 11/29).

Los Angeles Times: Ex-Medical Technician Indicted In Hepatitis C Outbreak
A nomadic medical technician who held hospital jobs from Arizona to New England has been indicted in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak that infected more than 30 patients at a New Hampshire hospital and exposed thousands of others in Pennsylvania, Maryland and other states (Serrano, 11/29).

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