Chinese clinic suspected of infecting 95 patients with hepatitis C following injection

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Intravenous news: Xinhua News Agency report “Ninety-five citizens of Donggang city in northeast China’s Liaoning province have been hospitalized for suspected infection by hepatitis C at a clinic that gave them injections, local authorities announced on Monday.

A statement from the municipal health authorities said 120 patients who had received treatment at the clinic were traced and screened for the disease, and 95 of them are suspected to have been infected with the disease, which the World Health Organization says can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.

Local authorities launched an investigation after being tipped off on Jan. 28 that patients who had received varicose vein treatment at a privately-run clinic were suspected to have been infected with hepatitis C.”

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