Canada: Endoscope didn't cause hepatitis C outbreak at Kitchener clinic

Investigators from Region of Waterloo Public Health are still trying to figure out why five patients who had colonoscopies at a Kitchener clinic on Christmas Eve in 2013 were infected with hepatitis C. 
"We know that the endoscope that was used that day was not the cause. All of the clients had different endoscopes. So that wasn't what links those five patients together," said Dr. Liana Nolan, the medical officer of health for Waterloo Region, in a interview with Colin Butler on The Morning Edition Wednesday.

"This is strong evidence of patient to patient transmission of hepatitis C due to a lapse in infection prevention and control practices at the clinic," the report said. 


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