Officials suspend the license of a physician linked to an outbreak of the disease.
Wired PR News – The license of a doctor linked to an outbreak of hepatitis B was suspended on Friday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), regulators in New Jersey suspended Dr. Parvez Dara’s medical license temporarily after inspectors found evidence supporting claims that conditions at his office contributed to the contraction of hepatitis B in several of his patients.
As noted by the AP, inspectors reportedly found blood in open areas, cross contamination, and other violations of the state health code. Deputy Attorney General Siobhen Krier is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “This was not a one-time episode… This is a case of egregious, bad medical judgment displayed over a long period of time.”
As further noted in the report, thousands of Dara’s patients have received warnings to get tested for hepatitis B. The disease can lead to extensive damage of the liver.