Cancer Patients Test Positive for Hepatitis C
least 81 people treated at a cancer clinic in Fremont have
tested positive for hepatitis c in an outbreak that may
have been caused by a contaminated vial of medicine, health
Tom Safranek, the state epidemiologist, said poor medical
practices at Dr. Tahir Javed’s clinic may be to blame.
is possible that a clinic worker used a syringe to administer
medicine to a patient who had hepatitis c, then drew more
medicine from the same vial for the patient with the same
syringe, Safranek said.
I have had splendid results with people who
are contaminated if treated with in a few months of
infection. 4 to 6 weeks on my program and they test
negative. I do hope that at least some of these
people find me.
was a similar event in New York last year and most
of them went on interferon with poor results. The
one’s that went on my program were well in 4
to 6 weeks; I do have these blood tests on file.
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