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5,500 called for Hepatitis C tests

5,500 patients in several parts of Wales are being offered tests, over fears that they may have been passed the Hepatitis C virus by a former healthcare worker. The worker is known to have transmitted the virus to two patients between 1984 and 2003.

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Advice for anyone concerned about Hepatitis C

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has issued advice for anyone concerned they may have been passed the Hepatitis C virus by a former healthcare worker.

If you receive a letter saying you may have come into contact with the worker:

  • Contact the helpline as stated in the letter - it is open initially from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week
  • Provide your unique reference number, which is on top of the letter
  • The helpline staff will be able to give you advice and details of the blood test offered, and be able to arrange an appointment
  • Specialist clinics will start taking place from Friday, 13th September and patients will receive results in approximately two weeks
  • At the clinic you will have the opportunity to talk to specialist nurses for any questions you may have

If you do not receive a letter, but still have concerns:

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