HEALTH ALERT More than 8,000 at risk of hepatitis C after exposure to infected NHS worker

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At least two patients have been infected with hepatitis C as the NHS urge more than 8,000 at-risk patients to get tested following the NHS surgeon"s virus diagnosis.

NHS trusts are urgently warning the 8,383 at-risk patients to get blood tests after two former patients were "probably infected" during surgical treatment.

Lanarkshire health trust fear that thousands of patients may have had surgical treatment by former NHS worker between 1982 and 2008.

The worker tested positive in 2008 for hepatitis and immediately ceased clinical practice.

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