LAYTON, UTAH ─ November 12, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) ─ Davis Hospital and Medical Center is notifying 2,369 patients who visited the emergency room or received certain medications during a specific period that they may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus.
Those who visited between June 17, 2011 and April 11, 2013, and came into contact with an infected nurse or medications she processed are at risk.
McKay-Dee Hospital sent out similar letters Oct. 31 to 4,800 patients who visited its emergency room between June 17, 2013, and Nov. 25, 2014, when the same nurse was employed there.
For more information regarding testing at McKay-Dee Hospital, contact the hospital at 801-387-8580 or visit McKay-Dee Hospital’s website.
For more information regarding testing at Davis Hospital and Medical Center, contact Davis Hospital and Medical Center at 801-807-7383.
A note on the Utah Department of Health’s website stated: “No public health quarantine or isolation will be issued since HCV is not spread through coughing, sneezing, or sharing food and beverages.”
For more information, visit the Utah Department of Health website.