Hepatitis C alert for 8,000 patients

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Hepatitis C alert for 8,000 UK surgical patients

Image caption Hepatitis C virus

More than 8,000 people who were treated by a healthcare worker diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2008 are being offered blood screening for the infection.

Health officials ordered the move after concluding an ex-patient was likely to have become infected during a surgical procedure carried out by the medic.

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