Hepatitis C testing continues for Exeter Hospital patients
David Kwiatkowski is accused of stealing drugs from Exeter Hospital's cardiac catheterization lab and contaminating syringes that were used on patients.
EXETER, NH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Hepatitis C testing will continue this week for thousands of people who may have been exposed to the illness at Exeter Hospital.
Testing clinics for patients who were treated in the main operating room and the intensive care unit between April 1, 2011 and May 25, 2012 are scheduled to run through Aug. 18.
Officials have sent letters about the testing sites and times to patients who may have been exposed to hepatitis C.
The testing comes after a hospital technician was accused of contaminating syringes that were used on patients and infecting dozens of people with the same strain of hepatitis C that he carries.
Here are the dates and locations of the tests:
Exeter Healthcare Building on August 13, 14 & 15 from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm August 10 & 11: Cooperative Middle School, Stratham, NH August 14 & 15: Timberlane Regional High School, Plaistow, NH August 16: Rochester Middle School, Rochester, NH August 16, 17 & 18: Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH
All of the clinics other than the clinic at Exeter are being run by the state. Patients wishing to be tested at any of the state sites are asked to call the DPHS to schedule an appointment at 603-271-4496 or visit www.dhhs.nh.gov for more information.