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    NY Health Dept--4500 need to be tested for HepC; anesthesiologist investigated

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/condi...s.c/index.html



    This is shocking! Apparently 3 patients of a NY anesthesiologist have contracted Hep C, the article says from "IV tubing" (not clear exactly what they mean by that--maybe IV insertion). It is unclear if the MD has Hep C.

    This is scary. Hep C has a really high transmission rate in needlesticks (something like 1/3 rate of seroconversion). I know someone who got it as a surgery resident after being stuck in the OR by her attending. I hope they figure out what's going on here.

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    Holy Cow. Lot of unanswered questions here.



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