May 1, 2013
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OK investigators: ‘Gross negligence’ in infection control leads to first HCV cross-transmission case in dentistryThe index case of hepatitis C virus (HCV) that triggered a massive testing effort of patients in a Tulsa, OK dental practice rife with infection control failings appears to be the first documented case of HCV infection via cross-transmission between patients in a dental office, Hospital Infection Control & Prevention has learned.
An Oklahoma Board of Dentistry report1 on the findings and resulting allegations against the dental practice of Wayne Scott Harrington, DMD in Tulsa, included these key points summarized.
The state investigative report in a Tulsa dental practice where the first case of hepatitis C virus transmission between patients occurred found some extraordinary lapses in the sterilization protocols for used instruments.
As a novel of avian influenza A virus (H7N9) continues to emerge in China there is a cluster suggesting human-to-human transmission may have occurred, an epidemiologist at the World Health Organization reports.