New figures due in Okla. public health scare

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Health officials are expected to announce an updated count of patients who tested positive for various diseases after investigators determined that two clinics of a Tulsa oral surgeon were unsanitary.

The Tulsa Health Department is scheduled to update the numbers Thursday afternoon.

Roughly 7,000 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington were advised in March to be tested for potential diseases after his clinics were inspected.

In totals updated last week, one new patient had tested positive for hepatitis C, bringing the total to 70, and at least one patient tested positive for HIV, bringing that total to three. There were no new cases of hepatitis B and that count stood at four cases.

It's unclear if the patients contracted the diseases at Harrington's clinics.

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