Hepatitis C Outbreak 2012 Investigation
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person.
The Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) conducted an extensive investigation of a cluster of hepatitis C cases related to Exeter Hospital. The cause of the outbreak was determined to be drug diversion by an infected health care worker.
Please contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603)-271-4496 if you have questions.
For further information please see the link to the outbreak report:
Videos on the Hepatitis C Outbreak:
- Hepatitis C Testing Clinics (10:48 min)
- Facts About Hepatitis C (5:35 min)
- Public Health's Investigation (7:20 min)
- Hepatitis C Investigation - WMUR discussion with Dr. Montero
Documents & Information
- Access to Records Request Form
- Authorization Request Form
- Exeter Hospital Letter to Patients
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Hepatitis C Specimen Collection and Transport Instruction
- Hepatitis C Fact Sheet
- Testing Summary
NH Health Alert Network
- 10/15/2012 - Update #5 Recommendations for Follow Up Testing in the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Outbreak
- 08/09/2012 - Update #4 on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Outbreak
- 07/25/2012 - Update #3 on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Outbreak
- 06/21/2012 - Update #2 on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Outbreak
- 06/07/2012 - Update on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Outbreak
- 05/31/2012 - Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Cluster
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