15 cases of Hep. C at A.C. hospital

April 24, 2009 6:51:10 AM PDT
Health officials are trying to determine the source of 15 cases of hepatitis C reported by an Atlantic City hospital. The cases at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center date back as far as 2005.

Those stricken are patients at the hospital's dialysis unit. But health officials say they do not know whether the cases are linked to the hospital.

Hepatitis C attacks the liver and can be fatal.

The state says that in 2007, there were more than 100 acute cases and more than 7,000 chronic cases statewide.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City

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