A traveling medical technician in the United States, who has been charged with triggering an outbreak of hepatitis C, had been fired from his job and had wrote a suicide note in which he claimed he was unable to handle the stress.
Authorities said that David Kwiatkwoski was arrested last week at a Massachusetts hospital and an Arizona hospital official revealed that he had been fired from his job back in April 2010. Police in Marlborough revealed that Kwiatkwoski was found intoxicated on a number of prescription pills in a hotel room.
The 33-year old has been accused of contaminating syringes and stealing anesthetic drugs at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire and his strain of hepatitis C has been found to have infected at least 30 patients.
US Attorney John Kacavas said that Kwiatkwoski's crime was different from similar other cases due to his potentially wider reach. "Because of his employment as a traveler, working for agencies and being sent around the country to various states, it really has tentacles all over the country. Its scope is unprecedented and scary", he said.