Health Officials Warn Of Hepatitis C Scare, Urge Testing

Three pills and a hypodermic needle
Some patients should get tested for hepatitis C if they were treated at four local hospitals linked to a traveling health care worker accused of infecting patients with the virus, state officials recently announced.

The suggestion comes as federal authorities this month charged Michigan native David Kwiatkowski, who is accused of injecting himself with stolen narcotics, contaminating syringes and infecting patients with the hepatitis C virus while working at a hospital in New Hampshire.

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