CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The number of people suspected of being infected with hepatitis C by a former lab worker in New Hampshire has increased to 31.
David Kwiatkowski was charged last month with stealing drugs from Exeter Hospital's cardiac lab and contaminating syringes that were used on patients. On Tuesday, the state said another former lab patient has been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries, in addition to the previously known 30 cases.
After initially asking only cardiac lab patients to get tested, the state now recommends that some 3,300 people who underwent surgery or were admitted to the intensive care unit during Kwiatkowski's employment. Clinics are being held around the state this month.
Kwiatkowski, a traveling medical technician, worked in at least 18 hospitals in eight states.
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One woman died early Wednesday after several shots were fired at a North Austin mechanic shop.
The Texas Department of Public Safety along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement agency and local authorities raided what they said Wednesday was a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
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FEMA teams will be back in Southeast Austin to assess damage to public property like roads, bridges, and parks.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, a 2014 Democratic candidate for Texas governor, released her tax returns for the past three years.
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