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Former Exeter Hospital employee arrested as 'serial infector' of at least 30 patients

The Boston Globe, July 20, 2012

Federal officials have arrested David Matthew Kwiatkowski and charged him in connection with the hepatitis C infection of at least 30 patients who were treated in Exeter Hospital's cardiac catheterization lab. The 32-year-old worked as a medical technician at the hospital from April 2011 to May 2012, according to a press release from the US Attorney's office in Concord, N.H. He is accused of taking an anesthetic called Fentanyl, said to be more powerful than morphine. In his role, he should not have had direct access to the drug, but an empty syringe and several needles were found in his vehicle, the release said.