The Norman Transcript

June 14, 2013

No new disease cases in Tulsa health scare


The Associated Press

TULSA — No new cases of hepatitis or HIV have been found in a health scare involving patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon whose clinics were found to be unsanitary.

The Tulsa Health Department announced the latest results Thursday and said that June 28 will be the final day patients can receive free testing.

The department reports that 73 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and three for HIV.

There’s no indication the diseases spread at his clinics and health experts also say the spread of disease in dental clinics is extremely rare.

More than 4,000 of Harrington’s patients have been tested after inspectors said they found unsanitary conditions at his clinics at Tulsa and Owasso.

— AP