Posted by Mark Abramson on July 23, 2012
The arrest of a former medical technician at Exeter Hospital has spurred hepatitis outbreak investigations in other states since the accused, Dave Kwiatkowski, worked as a "traveler", meaning he spent time working at various hospital since he contracted hepatitis C. According to law enforcement officials, Kwiatkowski knew he had hepatitis C as early as June 2010. According to Exeter Patch, "The Associated Press identified the following hospitals Kwiatkowski has worked at:
- Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Kwiatkowski worked there from May 2010 to Sept. 2010.
- Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He worked there for six months starting in July 2009
- Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York. He worked there from late 2007 to early 2008.
- An unidentified hospital in Michigan.
Officials have not commented on whether patients from these hospitals may have been exposed to the potentially deadly virus.
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