Exeter Hospital Extends Hepatitis C to Employees

Exeter Hospital officials have decided to follow the recommendations made public Friday by the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and offer extended hepatitis C testing to employees who may have been exposed to the potentially deadly virus.
The hospital issued the following statement Friday, “Exeter Hospital is continuing to work closely with the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) to assist the state in the hepatitis C investigation and its subsequent recommended testing. Although the state has emphasized there is no current evidence to suggest additional employee involvement, in an abundance of caution and in accordance with the state’s request, Exeter Hospital has begun to notify approximately 500 employees and affiliated clinicians that the state has recommended they be tested for hepatitis C,” the statement said.