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01-10-2006, 12:17 AM
WESTPORT, Jul 24 '97 (Reuters) - French investigators believe that colonoscopy was the route of hepatitis C transmission from one patient who was HCV positive to two other patients who underwent colonoscopy on the same day in the same unit.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Bronowicki and associates from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy in Vandoeuvre, France, describe their investigation into the cases in the July 24 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. "The timing of the events and the molecular characterization of the various HCV isolates provide evidence that HCV was transmitted during colonoscopy," the investigators write. More .. http://www.hepcprimer.com/xmit/xmit-36.html