Investigation finds more cases of hepatitis C at McKay-Dee, Davis hospitals By Daphne Chen, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Two months after health officials began investigating how a patient at McKay-Dee Hospital contracted hepatitis C, the Utah Department of Health is confirming more patients have since tested positive for the virus.

Angela Dunn, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stationed at the Utah Department of Health, confirmed that additional cases have been identified but said health officials would not be releasing the final numbers until the investigation is complete.

Hospital officials asked nearly 7,200 patients at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden and Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton to get tested for hepatitis C in November after a former nurse and a patient both tested positive for the same rare strain of hepatitis C.

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