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‘Serial infector’ worked in Maryland

Maryland public health officials say a man accused of causing hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire worked at four hospitals in the state.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Friday that David Kwiatkowski worked in the state from 2008 to 2010. Kwiatkowski has been infected with the hepatitis C virus since at least June 2010. Officials do not know if there is a potential risk to patients in Maryland.

The four hospitals are Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Southern Maryland Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

Officials say the hospitals will notify patients who underwent certain procedures with instructions on follow-up care.

In announcing federal drug charges Thursday, U.S. Attorney John Kacavas called Kwiatkowski a “serial infector.”