Hepatitis C victims in Minot file for class-action status

MINOT, N.D. — Victims of the third largest hepatitis C outbreak in U.S. history who contracted the disease at a Minot nursing home are asking a federal court to certify their lawsuit as a class-action case.

The state Health Department has said there have been 51 cases of hepatitis C linked to the outbreak in Minot. At least 47 of the reported cases have been identified in former or current residents.

An investigation by Health Department concluded the outbreak may have been associated with phlebotomy or podiatry and nail care services provided at the ManorCare facility.

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