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Additional confirmed cases of Hepatitis C have been linked to a nursing home in North Dakota that is currently the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging negligent care that led to exposure.

The new cases bring the total associated with this single nursing home to 47. This means the possible list of plaintiffs on the pending litigation, filed last year, could grow. The lawsuit started with two residents who say they contracted the disease as a result of poor care from facility staffers.

Hepatitis C is a contagious disease of the liver. Severity can range from mild to life-threatening and can be either acute or chronic. It is primarily spread through blood contact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In nursing home settings, staffers who aren’t careful when placing IVs or sterilizing needles or other equipment could pass the disease from one patient to another.

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