New York State Department of Health warns of potential blood borne virus exposure

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The New York State Department of Health is advising any patient who has received an intravenous infusion, injection, or a blood draw at Tomorrow Medicine’s two Westchester County locations be tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections” New York State Department of Health (2017).

New York State Department of Health report “The New York State Department of Health is advising any patient who has received an intravenous infusion, injection, or a blood draw at Tomorrow Medicine’s two Westchester County locations be tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Additionally, Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, ordered Tomorrow Medicine’s owner, Dr. Timothy Morley, to immediately stop practicing medicine, pending a formal hearing, due to charges of violating the state Public Health and Education Law and failing to produce relevant records as part of a state and local investigation.

The investigation was initiated by the Department of Health and Westchester County Department of Health after four individuals tested positive for HCV. Molecular testing performed at the Wadsworth Center, New York State’s public health laboratory, determined the strains of Hepatitis C virus in all four patients were identical, suggesting transmission likely occurred at the practice”

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