New Hampshire public officials and Exeter Hospital are continuing to hold clinics to test people who may have contracted hepatitis C virus from a former medical technician. So far, 31 people have tested positive for the same HCV strain that infects David Kwiatkowski, who has been charged with a drug-theft scheme at the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab that led to contaminated needles being used on patients. State public health department clinics were being held Tuesday and Wednesday in Plaistow, Thursday in Rochester, and Thursday through Saturday in Manchester. In addition, Exeter Hospital announced clinics for Tuesday and Wednesday (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Thursday (7 a.m. to noon). Two Portsmouth Regional Hospital satellite offices also are offering testing clinics.
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