Father given 12 hours left to live after contracting hepatitis B in freak accident

Logo The IndependentThe Independent
2023-06-10 09:13:50  • 4 mins

A healthy man says he was given 12 hours to live after contracting hepatitis B through an infected nail.

David Surtees was working a typical day delivering palettes of fruit and vegetables to schools in York when he scratched his hand on a nail.

At first he didnt think anything of it, but in the weeks that followed he found himself exhausted and started arriving late for work every day after accidentally sleeping in.

I ended up leaving the job because I was too tired and couldnt do it anymore, Mr Surtees said.

Within four to five weeks of scratching his hand, he found himself unable to work at all and the 51-year-old became exhausted even while at home.

He spent another month or so sleeping between 15 to 16 hours a day but because he was living alone, no one was there to recognise his condition was deteriorating.

Mr Surtees said a friend saved his life when he knocked on his door one day and saw his skin had turned yellow.

You look awful, the friend told him and drove him to his GP.

As soon as the receptionist saw me, she called the doctor immediately, he said. Then a doctor looked at me and told me to go to the hospital right away.

Continue read on independent.co.uk

By Tom Bateman Middle East Correspondent Eid Haddad's parents were teenagers when they witnessed the full force of Britain's presence in Palestine in 1938....
2023-10-03 00:18:28  • 1 min
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for couch potatoes bursts of activity as short as one to three...
By Lyndsey Telford BBC News NI The mother of a four-year-old boy with complex needs said she fears he could die waiting for life-changing surgery. Collette...
2023-10-02 23:02:57  • 1 min
Hospitals are asking patients and visitors to wear face masks again amid Covid's resurgence. Cases have soared to a five-month high in Britain, figures...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-10-02 13:43:44  • 1 min
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Five people died from exposure to a chemical that spilled after a semitruck overturned in central Illinois, according to autopsies...
Logo U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report
2023-10-02 22:48:20  • 2 mins
(RTTNews) - Ascletis Pharma Inc. announced positive interim data from the Phase IIb expansion cohort of subcutaneously administered PD-L1 antibody ASC22...
Logo NasdaqNasdaq
2023-09-29 01:16:14  • 1 min
Contrary to popular belief, death is not the end for all of the bodys systems of cells and organs. Biologists have revealed that the delicate balance of...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-10-02 18:09:07  • 2 mins
A record 56 children in Washington states foster care system died or nearly died in 2022 after taking illegal drugs they had found in their foster homes. The...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-10-02 22:12:23  • 1 min
The one and fortunately only time I got Covid I felt awful: exhausted, coughing, sore throat and all my muscles ached. A few days later, and with a negative...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-10-02 21:02:02  • 1 min
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) A 95-year-old painter and his family threatened with eviction from the Provincetown, Massachusetts, dune shack they have helped care...
Logo U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report
2023-10-02 21:54:08  • 1 min
Rylee Foster has a tattoo of the date of the car crash on her bicep in red ink Former Liverpool goalkeeper Rylee Foster says she wants to show the "best...
2023-10-02 13:00:09  • 1 min
It can be easy to forget that Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons is still only 27-years-old. The Melbourne native has been in the NBA since being drafted first...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-10-02 21:30:28  • 1 min
MOAB, Utah (AP) A plane crash outside the eastern Utah tourist town of Moab killed all four people on board, authorities said Monday. The plane crashed...
Former NFL tight-end Russ Francis is dead after a plane crash occurred at Lake Placid Airport on Sunday October 1. The 70-year-old was aboard the aircraft,...
Logo MarcaMarca
2023-10-02 18:14:30  • 1 min
A mother was left fearing her toddler would grow up without a parent after being rushed to hospital with vaping-related pneumonia. Jodie Hudson, fromWorksop...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-10-02 13:22:01  • 1 min
Mr. Biden intends to plead not guilty, but if convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. Hunter Bidens hopeful arrival at the...
Logo The New York TimesThe New York Times
2023-10-03 09:02:31  • 1 min
A young father-of-one died from a brain tumour that doctors incorrectly diagnosed as an appendicitis, his family have claimed. Joshua Warner, from Crayford...
Logo Daily MailDaily Mail
2023-09-28 08:23:25  • 1 min
A state senator from North Dakota, his wife and their two youngest children, have died in a small plane crash in Utah, officials said on Monday. The plane...
2023-10-02 21:31:08  • 1 min
By Nick Triggle Health correspondent NHS bosses are warning patients to expect extreme disruption in hospitals, as junior doctors and consultants stage a...
2023-10-01 23:40:28  • 1 min
A car crashed through a fence at Maine 's busiest airport, traveled on a service road alongside a runway and then was abandoned, causing a brief disruption,...
Logo U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report
2023-10-02 12:54:23  • 1 min