Raleigh Heart Clinic

Doctor's Exam Room
Tinton5 / Wikimedia Commons

The Raleigh County Commission has voted to cover some of the testing costs for Raleigh Heart Clinic patients possibly exposed to hepatitis.

News outlets report that hundreds of people have been flocking to the Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department for testing after officials announced earlier this spring that 16 people have tested positive for hepatitis B or C in connection with cardiac stress tests conducted at the heart clinic.

Doctor's Exam Room
Tinton5 / Wikimedia Commons

Health officials have notified more patients at a West Virginia heart clinic who may have been exposed to hepatitis.

Local media outlets report that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that four additional cases of hepatitis C were detected by the state Bureau of Public Health.

Doctor's Exam Room
Tinton5 / Wikimedia Commons

Officials have investigated at least 12 cases of hepatitis linked to a heart clinic in Beckley.

The viruses have been linked to injectable medications given during cardiac stress tests at the Raleigh Heart Clinic.

Yordan Rusev / Dollar Photo Club

  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is urging thousands of patients to get tested after possible hepatitis exposure at a Raleigh County heart clinic.

Multiple media outlets report that a letter issued by the department in Charleston says several cases of viral hepatitis appear to be associated with a cardiac stress test performed at Beckley's Raleigh Heart Clinic.

The DHHR says all patients who had the stress test at the clinic between March 1, 2012, and March 27, 2015 were sent a copy of the letter.