One of the Largest Outbreaks of Hepatitis C Tied to a Physician
Las Vegas doctor gets life sentence for hepatitis C outbreak
By Alexia Shurmur
LAS VEGAS | Thu Oct 24, 2013
(Reuters) – A former doctor convicted of second-degree murder for infecting at least nine patients with hepatitis C was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in one of the largest U.S. outbreaks of the disease tied to a physician.
Dipak Desai, 63, who infected patients by re-using syringes at his Las Vegas endoscopy clinic, will be eligible for parole after 18 years under the sentence imposed by Clark County District Judge Valerie Adair.
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