Fri Jul 12, 2002
By Alison McCook
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One surgeon with hepatitis B may have infected up to 28 of his patients with the virus, Dutch researchers report.
Researchers realized that the doctor was infecting his patients after diagnosing hepatitis B virus in one patient with no risk factors other than having received an operation, and after finding the virus in two other patients treated at the same hospital. All of the patients had been operated on by the infected surgeon.