Wednesday, May 21, 2008

77 New Cases of Hepatitis Are Identified in Las Vegas

Can you believe that 77 New Cases of Hepatitis C were identified in Las Vegas recently? This marks one of the largest outbreaks in the U.S. in recent times. The cause?
The officials had previously identified seven cases of the disease linked to the gastroenterology practice, one of the largest in southern Nevada, and a single case in one of the practice’s sister clinics. The infections were caused, they said, by the reuse of anesthesia syringes among multiple patients.
How avoidable, ridiculous, and tragic. These poor people are now victims of a chronic potentially fatal disease all due to someone's negligence and likely cost-cutting measure. No wonder many people out there are skeptical of physicians and how they practice.

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