Inappropriate syringe reuse led to hep C transmission in Texas hospital, CDC says

Note from CD: Many years ago several seniors in a hospital in Florida were infected this way because inserting the syringe into the intravenous line cause a back pressure leak that forced solution into the syringe, and this infected solution was then shared. The news item from many years ago has disappeared, but many HCV advocates remember this event.  If you have the source please contact us at HepCBC. A nurse in a Texas hospital mistakenly believed sali

China: Executives sacked for hepatitis C negligence

TWO heads of a hospital in northwest China's Shaanxi Province were sacked after 26 patients contracted hepatitis C during dialysis treatment, local authorities said Friday.The president and a deputy president of Zhen'an County Hospital in Shangluo City were removed from their posts, and 13 other employees received administrative penalties, including admonitions and demerits on their records, a source with the county's health and family planning bureau said

Australia: Hep C horror at Fiona Stanley

A patient at Fiona Stanley Hospital has contracted hepatitis C — a contagious bloodborne virus that can lead to liver failure and cancer — after being infected in one of the hospital’s operating theatres.The Weekend West can reveal external public health and communicable disease experts were brought in to investigate the incident, which occurred early last year when the hospital was under fire for poor sterilisation procedures.The investigation ruled out s