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CHINA: Chinese Clinic Suspected of Infecting 95 Patients With Hepatitis C Contaminated Injections




 

Washington Post (02.04.13)

The official Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, reported that on February 5, local authorities in the Liaoning Province were alerted that 120 patients receiving varicose vein treatment at a private clinic could have been given injections infected with hepatitis C. The patients were traced and screened for the disease, and 95 of those tested were suspected to have been infected with the hepatitis C virus. Those patients have been hospitalized and the case is being investigated.



 


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