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Blues Singer Curtis Salgado Lost a Liver to Hepatitis C

Carrier No. 267 Reported by on Monday, November 17, 2008
Curtis Salgado
Musician Curtis Salgado
First Name: Curtis
Last Name: Salgado
Occupation: Musician
STD(s): Hepatitis C
City: Portland
State/Territory: Oregon
Country: United States
Age: 58
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair: Red
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 8 inches
Weight: 190 lbs.
Infection Date: Saturday, December 31, 2005
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Blues singer Curtis Salgado made headline in 2005 when he had to undergo a liver transplant to repair damage done by Hepatitis C. The exact date when he was infected is not known.

Salgado was credited by his friend the late John Belushi as being his inspiration for creating The Blues Brothers. Salgado and Belushi met in Eugene, Oregon during the filming of Animal House.


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