Dr Brendan Mason
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Advice for Hepatitis C fear patients at three Welsh hospitals

A total of 5,000 people treated at Welsh hospitals are being contacted after a healthcare worker infected two patients with the Hepatitis C virus.

The retired obstetrics and gynaecology worker is known to have passed on the infection to the patients at a Welsh hospital between 1984 and 2003.

It is understood the worker was mainly at Caerphilly District Miners Hospital.

But they also spent time in Wrexham Maelor Hospital and the old East Glamorgan Hospital near Pontypridd.

Dr Brendan Mason, an epidemiologist with Public Health Wales, advised people who receive a letter to take up the offer of testing.

He spoke to BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke.

Hepatitis fear as patients infected

  • 11 Sep 2013
  • From the section Wales