The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assisted state and local health departments in the investigation of the following infection outbreaks stemming from drug diversion activities that involved surgical healthcare providers who tampered with injectable drugs. (For more information, visit 1.usa.gov/1RJhjjs.)
- 1992: There were 45 cases of HCV infection associated with a surgical technician at a Texas ambulatory surgical center.
- 2004: There were 16 cases of HCV infection associated with a certified registered nurse anesthetist at a Texas hospital.
- 2009: There were 18 cases of HCV infection associated with a surgical technician at a Colorado hospital.
- 2016: A surgical tech charged with drug diversion in an Englewood, CO, hospital leads to testing of thousands of patients in several other states where he worked previously.