More Endoscopy Center Patients Diagnosed with Hepatitis C
New Hepatitis C case Desert Shadow Nevada Endoscopy Center
NEWS March 19, 2008: Another case of Hepatitis C:
State health officials in Nevada have found evidence of another Hepatitis C case related to the first outbreak at the Shadow Lane facility that was closed down last week.
Many weeks after a procedure was performed at the Desert Shadow clinic, the patient's doctor made a diagnosis of the infection, the health district said. This was not reported to the district, as is required by state law, officials said.
"Had the doctor reported this to us, maybe we would have been able to find it back in 2006 and eliminated any potential for disease transmission," said Brian Labus, chief epidemiologist for the health district.
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