Testing of dentist's patients continues
The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Tulsa Health Department have no new positive results to report as testing continues for patients of W. Scott Harrington's dental surgery practice. Of the patients tested so far, five have tested positive for hepatitis B, 70 for hepatitis C and three for HIV. People who test positive are being personally contacted, and they will be directed to resources for appropriate care and follow up. If warranted, testing will be recommended for a spouse or partner. To date, 3,891 people have visited county health departments throughout the state to have their blood drawn for testing as part of this public health response. An unknown number of persons have sought testing through private health care providers. The Oklahoma State Department of Health's Public Health Laboratory had completed testing for 3,972 persons as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. The discrepancy is due to the lab also testing people from other states, private physicians and local county health departments.