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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