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Contaminated jabs pass on hepatitis

More than 90 people have been given injections suspected to be contaminated with hepatitis C in a Chinese private clinic.

The official Xinhua News Agency said police arrested a surgeon at the clinic in Liaoning province..

All 120 patients who were having varicose vein treatment were traced and screened for the disease and 95 of those are undergoing further examination in hospital.

Xinhua said that local authorities were tipped off that patients could be infected and the case is still being investigated.

The hepatitis C virus causes a liver disease that can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong condition that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer.


From Belfast Telegraph