OGDEN, UTAH – October 31, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Officials are looking into a potential exposure of patients to hepatitis C at Ogden’s McKay Dee Hospital.
A statement by Utah Department of Health said public health officials had initiated an investigation of potential hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The statement said: “At this time, potential exposure to HCV associated with this investigation may have occurred only in patients who:
- Visited the emergency department at McKay Dee Hospital between June 17, 2013 and November 25, 2014 and received certain medications.
“Public health is currently working with the healthcare facility involved to identify potentially exposed individuals. Potentially exposed individuals will receive a letter in the mail from McKay Dee Hospital. This letter will explain the situation, provide information about HCV, and review steps the individual can take to receive free HCV testing. For more information, contact McKay Dee Hospital at 801-387-8580 or visit McKay Dee Hospital’s website.
“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.