More patients of Dr. Scott Harrington test positive for hepatitis, according to Tulsa Health Dept.

TULSA - Four more former patients of the Tulsa oral surgeon accused of exposing thousands to harmful viruses have tested positive for hepatitis C, according to the Tulsa Health Department.

The update Thursday brings the total number of hepatitis C-positive tests connected to Dr. Scott Harrington's dental practices to 69.

One new case of hepatitis B has been identified, bringing those positive tests to four.

Fewer than three HIV-positive infections have been identified so far.

RELATED: 7,000 patients potentially exposed to hepatitis, HIV   (http://bit.ly/dentistexposure)

In March, state and local health officials began notifying approximately 7,000 of Harrington's former patients they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.  An investigation into the oral surgeon uncovered improper sterilization practices.

The investigation began after one of Harrington's patients tested positive for hepatitis.

LINK: Oklahoma Board of Dentistry's complaints against Dr. Scott Harrington  (http://bit.ly/HarringtonDOCS)

So far 3,730 people have undergone testing at Oklahoma health departments and countless others have sought testing through their private providers.

Still need to get tested?  Check out the Tulsa Health Department info page  for clinic hours and locations (http://bit.ly/17tEmVT). Stay with KJRH.com for updates.

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