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Hospital sued for hepatitis C outbreak

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Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire is facing a class-action lawsuit after 20 patients, including a hospital staff member, contracted hepatitis C while in its care. A criminal investigation by the attorney general’s office will be conducted due to the outbreak.

Public health officials are conducting their own investigation and say they believe hepatitis C was spread by medical personnel who used syringes on more than one patient. According to the Boston Globe, the lawsuit is accusing the hospital of negligence.

Hepatitis is an incurable infection disease that attacks the liver and could possible lead to chronic health problems. Liver cirrhosis can lead to liver failure and cancer.

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