Canada: Hep C at colonoscopy clinic: Taking measures to prevent a second outbreak

On Dec. 24, 2013, four patients at a Kitchener colonoscopy clinic became infected with hepatitis C.

It was several months before any of them realized it – and nearly a year before a second diagnosis allowed public health officials to link the cases to Tri-City Colonoscopy Clinic.

While nobody knows what happened to transmit the virus with complete certainty, it’s believed shared equipment is to blame.


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