Letters sent out to 654 people over Melbourne hepatitis B
Letters are being sent out to 654 people around Melbourne, warning them about a possible hepatitis B scare.
It follows a positive diagnosis of hepatitis B in a health care worker.
The Health department is refusing to identify the facility involved or the area and Chief Health officer Dr Roscoe Taylor says the follow up is a precaution.
He says no patient has tested positive so far and a positive result is unlikely.
‘I’m heartened by the fact that we’ve already run a lot of patient names through the database and there haven’t been any patients who’ve been identified with Hepatitis B notified to date,’ he said.
‘So the probability of this occurring is probably well under one per cent.’
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