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UPDATE: OK dental patients test positive for hepatitis c, HIV

UPDATE: OK dental patients test positive for hepatitis c, HIV
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:04pm

An investigation into a suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, dentist accused of exposing thousands of patients to disease confirmed one case of patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis C, Oklahoma officials said Wednesday.

A total of 89 patients tested positive for hepatitis C, but the remaining cases have not been directly linked to W. Scott Harrington's dental practice.

Four cases of HIV were found; the CDC is conducting genetic testing to determine whether those cases are tied to the dental office.

In March, state health investigators shut down W. Scott Harrington's dental practice; testing has been completed for 4,202 of his patients.

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