After Infections, Hope for Exeter Hospital
Exeter Hospital, a 100-bed facility in New Hampshire, is now infamous nationwide following a bizarre Hepatitis C outbreak—a plot that continues to unravel.
The outbreak, which was detected in May, spawned a series of investigations that led to radiology technician David Kwiatkowski, who allegedly infected at least 30 patients with the virus.
Kwiatkowski allegedly injected himself with Fentanyl meant for patients and returned the dirty syringes to treatment areas, where they were used on patients. The traveling medical technician became infected with the disease in 2010, according to court documents.
He was employed at Exeter from April 1, 2011 to May 25, 2012 and had worked at several other healthcare organizations around the country, all of which are currently testing their patients for the disease as well.
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