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Dozens at NH hospital infected with Hepatitis C - Jul 26th, 2012 - National

Public health officials in New Hampshire want some current and former patients of a hospital in Exeter to be tested for Hepatitis C. This after some 30 patients treated in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab have become infected.

Officials recommend initial Hepatitis C testing for anyone who's been treated at Exeter Hospital's cardiac catheterization lab since October 2010 or had surgery from April 2011 to the end of May 25 this year.

New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services also will hold a forum tonight at the local high school to answer questions about the outbreak.

Last week former lab worker David Kwiatkowski (kwih-TOW'-skee) was charged with federal drug crimes, and authorities say he stole drugs and contaminated needles that were used on patients.