State and federal officials continue to investigate an outbreak of
hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire. The outbreak, in a
cardiac cathertization lab, may be the result of an infected worker
replacing sterile syringes with used ones while stealing drugs,
investigators have said. Globe correspondent Helen Shun wrote about the case earlier this month.
At least 20 people, including one employee, have tested positive for
the virus, though more have joined a class action lawsuit. One, a
49-year-old man who has not publicly given his name, has talked about
Meg Heckman, a reporter at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, in a column published yesterday urges more to share their stories.