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Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak portrayed as traveling addict
Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak portrayed as traveling addict

When David Kwiatkowski was found slurring his words and smelling of alcohol in a Boston-area hotel room littered with prescription pills late one July night, his life as a traveling medical technician had largely unraveled already. In his early 30s, he was living out of hotels, hopping among hospital jobs — including four in Maryland — and addicted to the powerful narcotic fentanyl, according to court and police documents. Federal investigators, meanwhile, were hot on his trail as they probed an outbreak of hepatitis C at a hospital where he had worked. When a police officer entered the room in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites after responding to a call about a man...

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