Dr. Desai Surrenders Medical License

LAS VEGAS -- The physician whose Las Vegas-area clinics are blamed in a hepatitis C outbreak has surrendered his Nevada medical license.

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners action yesterday came after a lawyer for 59-year-old Dr. Dipak Desai filed an affidavit saying Desai is too physically and mentally impaired due to strokes to safely practice medicine.

Health officials say nine people contracted hepatitis C at Desai's endoscopy clinics, and another 106 cases may be linked.

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