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August 16, 2013
The latest information on needlestick injuries, HIV, hepatitis and all things infection control can be found daily on the Needlestick Scoop.it.   Just click the link or go to http://www.scoop.it/t/needlestick to see the latest needlestick information.

TECHNICIAN WHO SET OFF CHILLING HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK TO PLEAD GUILTY

August 12, 2013
A hospital technician who allegedly triggered a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis C plans to plead guilty in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years, according to a plea agreement filed Monday in New Hampshire federal court.   David Kwiatkowsk is accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C through contaminated syringes.   The plea agreement says David Kwiatkowski can sidestep criminal charges in Kansas, Georgia and Maryland — states wh