Hep C Outbreak Suspect May Have Infected Michigan Patients, Officials Say
Canton man's past Detroit-area employment triggers public alert from state health officials.
Michigan health officials triggered a public alert Monday for patients from four area hospitals where David Kwiatkowski of Canton had worked before being arrested this month on charges of infecting at least 30 hospital patients in New Hampshire with hepatitis C, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.
Kwiatkowski, 33, a traveling medical technician from Canton who worked for employers on a temporary basis, worked in at least six Michigan medical facilities between 2003 and 2007, AnnArbor.com is reporting, including Oakwood Annapolis in Wayne, University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit and Harper Hospital in Detroit.
Kwiatkowski was arrested July 19 in Massachusetts on charges of causing an outbreak among patients at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH.
While an alert was issued Monday by state officials, no Michigan cases have been tied to Kwiatkowski, according to the Free Press.
Investigations are ongoing regarding Kwiatkowski's work at the local medical facilities, AnnArbor.com reported.
According to the Free Press, those who received narcotic injections between 2003-2007 at the hospitals that employed Kwiatkowski are urged to call:
Sinai-Grace and Harper: (888) 300-3627.
University of Michigan Hospital: (877) 233-4040.
Oakwood Annapolis: (734) 467-4111.