CDC Confirms, Vegas Hep C Outbreak Caused by Reuse of Syringes

The CDC has confirmed that a Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak was caused by clinic workers improperly reusing syringes and medicine vials.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was contacted by state health officials earlier this year after two people treated at the now-closed Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada were diagnosed with hepatitis C.

Officials have linked 84 cases of the liver disease to the clinic after notifying 50,000 patients of the clinic to be tested.